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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



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Volume XVII, No. 1 
February 2010 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

Officers 2010 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 

Vice President Frank D. Barrow, Sr. 

1366 Forest Acres Drive, Greenville, NC 27834-6655 (252-752-5345) 
email (fbarrowsr@aol.com ) 

Secretary (office vacant) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra@guc.com) 

Executive Board William L. Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhorn Road, Grifton, NC 28530-8714 
email (willia97642@earthlink.net) 

Executive Board Judy Nobles Lewis 

5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 (252-756-7 1 96) 
email (jnlewis@embarqmail.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



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Genealogical 
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Volume XVTI, No. 1 February 2010 



John Mills, revolutionary war pension 1 

Stanley Kittrell Slave Inquest, 1861 2 

Thomas Joyner Slave Division, 1858 3 

Mills Family Slave Division, 1858 4 

Estate of William May, 1861 5 

Division of Slaves of Benjamin May, 1862 8 

Brooks Family Land Partition 9 

Whitfield Famdly Land Partition, 1874 9 

Grizzard Family Land Partition, 1872 10 

Briley Famdly Land Partition, 1874 1 1 

James Famdly Land Partition, 1878 12 

Pitt County Poor House, 1859-60 13 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1861 14 

Wdll of Henry Congleton, 1873 18 

W. G. Keel and His Six Wives 19 

Martin County Death Certificates 20 

Hudson famdly marriages 24 

Bible Records Josiah Askew Bible Record 26 

Sugg Family Bible 27 

Index 30 

subscriber information & QUERY form 

FILLERS Gen. Bryan Grimes Portrait 3 

Oak Grove Church, 1883 4 

Nicholas McGowan, age 94, 1896 7 

Belvok School Burned, 1930 7 

C. C. Braxton Cut to Death, 1901 8 

~ Grave of William Y. White [1803-1887] 10 

Hickory Hill Church Burned , 1923 12 

J. P. Quinerly's Store, 1882 18 

Leven Adams Ddcd, 1849 19 



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John Mills, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of John Mills found on 
microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

noes 

State of North Carolina Columbus County} Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions February Term 1833 

On this the 12th day of February 1833, Personally appeared in Open Court before the Worshipful 
Bythel HAYNES, Parker NYRE, & Robert WARD, Justices of the Peace of the Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for said County now sitting — John MILLS, a resident of the County of Columbus State of North 
Carolina aged 74 years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following 
declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. 

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as 
herein stated. 

In the Spring of the year 1776, or 1777, when what was called the nine months man were raised in 
North Carolina. He was drafted into a Company of nine months men in Pitt County, North Carolina, 
commanded by Capt. SPAIN — (the other officers of the Company not recollected). The Company marched 
to Halifax North Carolina, where they joined a Regiment of nine months man from other parts of the State 
commanded by Col. DAVIDSON and General HOGAN. From Halifax, the Troops marched by way of 
Petersburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Princeton to West Point, on the North River, in the State 
of New York, and there were employed in working on a Fortification called Fort Defiance. While there that 
Post was visited two or three times by General WASHINGTON. From West Point, they returned to 
Philadelphia, and remained there until early in the spring following, when they commenced their return 
march ~ when they arrived at the head of Elk ~ the sick man, of whom he was one, were put on board of a 
vessel, and were landed at Suffolk in Virginia, thence marched to Halifax where they were discharged, their 
term of service having expired, at least two months before they arrived there. He received a written 
discharge from General HOGAN or Col. DAVIDSON ~ (this he cannot recollect distinctly which); but it 
has been long since lost or destroyed. The nine months men were called Continental Soldiers ~ General 
HOGAN, Col. DAVIDSON, Capt. ALLEN and Capt. HARRISON (whom he recollects), were Continental 
Officers. He resided at the time he entered the service, in Pitt County. 

2. In the Year 1 779, the time of the Year not recollected, then residing in Pitt County, he was drafted into 
a Company of North Carolina Militia commanded by Capt. William JONES (the names of the other 
officers not recollected) — They were called into service for three months — marched to Cross Creek now 
Fayetteville, under the command of Col. John SITGREAVES of New Bern, who commanded a Regiment 
of Militia from Pitt and the adjoining Counties. From Fayetteville, the Regiment marched to Salisbury, 
thence to Charlotte, and were returning when at the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin, he and three or four other 
man received orders to escort a couple of British Prisoners, who had the smallpox to a house within a few 
miles of Salisbury - which having done they reported themselves to General BUTLER commanding a 
body of Militia, from he received a written discharge — his term of service having expired. He has lost his 
discharges. He has no recollection of any Continental officers, or Continental, or Militia Regiment. He has 
no documentary evidence, and knows of no person, whose testimony he can procure to testify to his 
services. 

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present, and 
declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State. 
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid. John MILLS 

Answers to the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department as propounded to the applicant 
by the Court. 

1. I was born in Pitt County on July 26 1759. 

2. I have a record of my age in my Family Bible. 

3. I resided in Pitt County, during the Revolution - after the revolution moved to Pedee South Ca then to 
this County, where I have then residing about forty six years. 



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4. I was drafted in each instance. 

5. Full answer to this Question — I beg leave to refer to the body of my declaration. 

6. For answer to this Question ~ I also beg leave to refer to the body of my declaration. 

7. Luke R. SIMMONS, Esquire - John GORE, Esq., -- Saml HICKMAN, Major John FRINK, John 
SIMMONS, Joshua STEVENS and Joseph F. LONG. 

[The veteran died August 1, 1835, place not stated: no family data is contained in the file.] 
State of North Carolina Secretary of State's office 

I William HILL Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid, do certify that it appears by the 
musterrolls of the Continental line of this State that John MILLS a musician in Capt. Childs's Company of 
the 10th Regiment enlisted 20th of July 1778 for nine months that John miles a Sgt. in Capt. CARTER'S 
company of the 10th Regiment enlisted on the 12th of May 1781 for 12 months and that his time was out 
the second May 1782, that nothing more is said of him on said rolls. 

Wm HILL 



Stanley Kittrell Slave Inquest, 1861 

Found in Pitt County Coroner's Inquests for slaves, CR 079.928.15; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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"State of North Carolina Pitt Coty} 

Inquition indated taken at Marthey KITRELLS in the County Afoursade the 25 day June in the yeare of our 
lorde 1861 Before mee M. G. JAMES Corer of Said County upon the \ew of the Body Hardy Niger Slave 
Bee longin to the hers of Stanley KITRELL Desas of Said Couty ther and then brng Ded and upon the o the 
of Wm SURMANS Ely SERMONS John J. MOORE Calvin CRAFFERD Willis BRILEY John JONES 
Z. ALLEN Thomas NOPLES James MOORE Ely CRAFTE Moses TUNER Wm FLANEKIN 

Good and Lawfell men of the Said Cointy of Pitt hoo Beeing Charge and Swone to in quire how and in 
What maner the Said Hardy c om By his Deth Cum upon ther othes doosay that on the 24 day June 1861 
Doosay that he come to his dethe By Jumping in the Well upon his Acte Acordin to Evidents Wee Say By 
his own Act there Four Wee Set our handes and Seal This the day and dat Above mentien 

Calvin (his Mark) CRAFERD {Seal} 
John (his Mark) JONES {Seal} 
William (his Mark) SURMONS {Seal} 
John J. (his Mark) MOORE {Seal} 
Wm FLANEKIN {Seal} 
Willis BRILEY {Seal} 
Elias SERMONS {Seal} 
Moses TURNER {Seal} 
Thomas NOBLES {Seal} 
Z ALLEN {Seal} 
E.H. CRAFT {Seal} 
James A. MOORE {Seal} 

Atest MG JAMES Cor" 



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Thomas Joyner Slave Division, 1858 

Found in the Pitt County, Records of Slaves, Petition for Division of Slaves; CR 079. 928.15; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session Feby. Term 1858 
We the undersigned freeholders appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of said County 
having been duly Sworn proceeded on the 26 th day of January 1858 to divide and make partition between 
and among Susan JOINER, Ossil LASSITER & Wife Priscilla, Lotie JOINER, Jesse SMITH & wife 
Absley, Arthena JOINER, and Vesta Victoria JOINER Tenants in common of Certain negroes viz Daniel, 
Kincheon, Jack, Jinny, March, Ritta and Hannah & Child Valued at forty five hundred Dollars devised to 
them by the Last Will and Testament of Thomas JOINER Deed where upon we have made and do hereby 
make the following appropriations among the respective Claimants in Severalty 

The Lot No 1 Daniel is assigned and appropriated to Vesta Victoria JOINER Valued at Ten hundred and 
fifty Dollars 

The Lot No 2 Kincheon is assigned and appropriated to Arthena JOINER Valued at Eight hundred Dollars 
The Lot No 3 Jack is assigned and appropriated to Ossie LASSITER & Wife Priscilla Valued at Seven 
hundred and twenty five Dollars 

The Lot No 4 Jinny is assigned and appropriated to Jesse SMITH & wife Absley Valued at Five hundred 
and Seventy five Dollars 

The Lot No 5 March & Ritta is assigned and appropriated to Zeloty JOINER Valued at Seven hundred and 
fifty Dollars 

The Lot No 6 Hannah & Child is assigned and appropriated to Susan JOINER Valued at Six hundred 
Dollars 

An Equitable Share is Seven hundred and fifty Dollars We further Charge the more Valuable dividend with 
such sums of money respectively to be paid to those of inferior value respectively as will make an 
Equitable Division 

The Lot No 1 appropriated to Vesta Victoria JOINER is to pay to the Lot No 6 appropriated to Susan 
JOINER the Sum of One hundred and fifty Dollars 

The Lot No 1 also is to pay to the Lot No 4 appropriated to Jesse SMITH & wife Absley The sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars 

The Lot No 3 appropriated to Arthena JOINER is to pay to Lot No 4 appropriated to Jesse SMITH & wife 
Absley the Sum of twenty five dollars 

The Lot No 2 also is to pay to Lot No 3 OsseJ LASSITER & Wife Priscilla the Sum of Twenty five dollars 
All of which is respectfully Submitted under our hands and seals this January 26 th 1858 
SherrodTISON {Seal} 
Matthew LCARR {Seal} 
Robert E TURNAGE {Seal} 



Gen. Bryan Grimes Portrait 

Daily Reflector, March 29, 1910 

Col. J. Bryan GRIMES, secretary of state, has presented the Soldiers' Home with two handsome presents, a 
portrait of his father, Gen. Bryan GRIMES, and a handsome rocking chair. The portrait, which is a 
handsome one, has been placed in the Pamlico room, the reception room in the hospital. The rocking chair 
was given to Mr. Bryan BUCK, one of the old soldiers' who was named for Colonel GRIMES' father, and 
came from the eastern part of the state, near General GRIMES' former home. These valuable gifts are 
highly appreciated and Colonel GRIMES' thoughtfulness has brought much pleasure to the old soldiers. 

— Raleigh Evening Times. 



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Mills Family Slave Division, 1858 

Found in the Pitt County, Records of Slaves, Petition for Division of Slaves; CR 079. 928.15; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Pleas & Q. Sessions Feby Term 1858 
To the Justices 

The petition of Naisby MILLS, Lewis MILLS, Celie MILLS, Wm Allen MILLS, Jas. H. MILLS, Naisby 
MILLS, Calvin MILLS & Washington MILLS the petrs last named being infants who use in this behalf by 
William F. CARY ?? being their Guardian & next friend Celia MILLS respectfully sheweth that your petrs 
are possessed as tenants in common of the following negro slaves to wit: Church, Poline & child, Ann Elisa 
& child Celie, Mary, Noah, Henry, Drury, Adam, Abram, John, Samson, Martha Ann, Amos, Jim, Drusilla, 
boy Church, Sally & Jacob & that they are entitled Each to our undivided Eighth part thereof™ 
Your petitioners are desirous of having said shares thereof may be allotted to them in severalty. 
Your petrs therefore pray that your worships will appoint commissioners according to law to divide & allot 
said slaves as aforesaid & to make report of their proceedings in the premises at the next term of this Court 
& that you will confirm such report & that you will make such other order or decree in the premises as the 

nature of the case may require & to your worships shall ? meet And petrs will pray &c 

Commissioners 

John GALLOWAY Attys} E. C. YELLOWLEY 

B. G. ALBRITTON E. J. Na ? 

Caleb SMITH 



[SLAVES] 






1 Jacob $180 


age 


65 


2 Church $1115 


age 


32 


3 Noah 950 


age 


14 


4 Amos $1000 


age 


13 


5 Henry $850 


age 


12 


6 Jim $750 


age 


11 


7 Adam $650 


age 


10 


8 Deny $725 


age 


10 


9 Abram $610 


age 


8 


10 John $525 


age 


7 


1 1 Sampson $460 


age 


5 


12 Church $325 


age 


5 


13 Mary $875 


age 


16 


14 Sally $300 


age 


12 


15 Drucilla $475 


age 


10 


16 Martha $315 


age 


4 


17 Ann &child $850 


age 


36 


18Cely 


age 


2 


19 Poline & 


age 


30 


20 Child Emily $850 


age 


2 



Oak Grove Church, 1883 

New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., July 25, 1883 

Dr. J. T. WALSH was at Oak Grove, Pitt county, on fourth Lord's day; also Elders J. LATHAM, H. 
WINFEELD and A. LATHAM; the members of that congregation are to tear down their old house on 
Wednesday and commence to build a new one soon. 



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Estate of William May, 1861 

These records were found in the Pitt County Estate Records, CR 079.508.47; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} I Henry SHEPPARD Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 
for the County aforesaid, proceeded in the 4 day of May 1861 at the Court House in Greenville to take the 
deposition of Benjamin POLLARD Senr, Peter RIVES and Benj F. TUCKER in the suit now pending in 
our said Court wherein Polly MAY, Thos D MAY, James A MAY, Elizabeth A MAY, Mary D MAY and 
Henrietta L MAY are Ptffs and John N. MAY and William EVERETT & wife Fannie E. Defendants, the 
said defendant first having been duly notified of the same Benjamin POLLARD having duly sworn saith 
Question State your age and occupation and place of residence 

Answer I am about fifty five years of age and by occupation a farmer, and reside in the County of Pitt- No 
Co. 

Question State whether you were acquainted with the late William MAY of Pitt County, and if so when 
did he die, and whether he made and left a last will and testament and if so the contents thereof as much as 
you can recollect. 

Answer I was acquainted with William MAY of said County of Pitt and had been from our boyhood, he 
died I think in the year 1857 or 1858 I am not certain which, the said William MAY made and executed his 
last will & testament in my presence and I witnessed the same at his request and at the time of so doing he 
was of sound & disposing mind, the said wi ll was admitted for probate in Pitt County Court and I was 
sworn & examined as one of the subscribing witnesses to the same as to the due execution of the same, the 
term of said Court I do not recollect, the contents of said will are fully and truly set forth in the paper 
herewith annexed Marked "A.", further this deponant saith not 

Sworn to & Subscribed Benjamin (his mark) POLLARD 

before me H. SHEPPARD Clk 

Peter RIVES being duly sworn saith as follows 
Question State your age and occupation and residence 

Answer I am about 48 years of age and by occupation a farmer. I reside in the County of Pitt, North 
Carolina 

Question State whether you were acquainted with the late William MAY of Pitt County and if so did he 
die and State also if you know whether he left a last will and testament and the contents of the same — 
Answer I was well acquainted with William MAY and knew him from my boyhood, he died in the year 
1 857 or 1 858 I am not certain which, he left a last will and testament and I wrote it at his request and saw 
him sign the same and acknowledged it to be his last will and testament, and at the time of so doing he was 
of sound & disposing mind and memory. I was one of the subscribing witnesses to the same and subscribed 
it as such at his request the will was also witnessed by Benjamin POLLARD in my presence and at the 
request of the testator and in his presence, the said will was admitted to probate in Pitt County Court at 
November or February Term in one of the before mentioned years of 1857 or 1858. 1 was sworn & 
examined in open Court as one of the Subscribing witnesses to said will, and at the same time Thomas D 
MAY the executor therein named was qualified as executor to said will The substance and contents of said 
will are fully and truly set forth in the paper herewith annexed Marked "A." to the best of my knowledge 
and belief further this deponant saith not 

Sworn to & Subscribed Peter RIVES 

before me H. SHEPPARD Clk 

Benjamin F. TUCKER being duly sworn says as follows — 
Question State your age and occupation and place of residence 

Answer I am forty four years of age and by occupation a farmer, and my residence is in Pitt 
Question State if you were acquainted with the late William MAY of Pitt County and if so when did he die 
Answer I was acquainted with the late William MAY of Pitt County and I think he died in the year 1857 — 
some time during the summer of that year, I was at his house a little while before his death and he got me to 
look over his papers and came across his will and read it, in his presence and in his hearing and him and me 



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talked about. I then saw the will again after his death, I was present when the will was proved and think it 
was at November Term 1857 of Pitt County Court The paper writing herewith annexed Marked "A" I 
believe to be a full, fair and true copy of the said will as near al recollect further this deponant saith not 
Sworn to & Subscribed Benj F TUCKER 

before me H. SHEPPARD Clk 

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 

To the Sheriff of Brunswick County — Greetings 

You are hereby commanded to summon John N. MAY personally to appear before the Justices of the 
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on 
the first Monday February next, to testify and the truth to say, answer the allegations set forth in a certain 
matter of controversy in said Court depending, wherein Polly MAY & others plantiff, and John N. MAY 
defendant; and this you shall in no wise omit under the penalty of Law. 
Witness, H. SHEPPARD Clerk of said Court, at office, the first Monday November A.D. 1861 
Issued the 17 th day of Jany A.D. 1861, H. SHEPPARD Clerk 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 

To the Sheriff of Edgecombe County — Greetings 

You are hereby commanded to summon William EVERETT & wife Fanny E personally to appear before 
the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held for the County of Pitt at the Court House 
in Greenville on the first Monday February next, to testify and the truth to say, answer the allegations set 
forth in a certain matter of controversy in said Court depending, wherein Polly MAY & others plantiff, and 
John N. MAY defendant; and this you shall in no wise omit under the penalty of Law. 
Witness, H. SHEPPARD Clerk of said Court, at office, the first Monday November A.D. 1861 
Issued the 1 7 th day of Jany A.D. 1 86 1 , H. SHEPPARD Clerk 

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Johnson EVANS and others 
VS. 

Thomas D. MAY 
PETITION 

Pitt County Superior Court 
Before B. W. BROWN Clerk 

Johnson EVANS and wife Mary, William RAYBURN and wife Harriet L. and J. C. EVERETT 

AGAINST 
Thomas D. MAY 



The plantiffs respectfully show to the Court 

1 . That on the — day of 1 85 — William MAY died intestate in the County of Pitt, leaving him 

surviving as his heirs-in-law three sons John N. MAY Thomas D. MAY and J. A. MAY and four daughters 
Mary, Elizabeth, Fanny and Harriet L. upon whom his lands descended, each being entitled to one seventh 
thereof. 

2. That in the year 1861 the said John N. MAY died intestate and without issue, having heretofore sold his 
interest in his fathers lands to his brother the defendant Thomas D. MAY. 

3. That in the year 1863 the said J. A. MAY died intestate and without issue seized of his interest in his 
fathers land and upon his death his one seventh interest descended to his brother Thos. D. MAY and his 
sisters Mary, Elizabeth, Fanny and Harriet each being entitled to one fifth of said interest. 



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4. That in 1870 the said Fanny having therefore intermarried with William EVERETT, but then a widow, 
died intestate leaving the petitioner J. C. EVERETT her only child and heir at law to whom her interests 
descended. 

5. That in 1879 the said Elizabeth died intestate and without issue seized of her interests in her fathers land 
and upon her death her interests descended to her brother Thomas D. MAY her sisters Mary and Harriet 
and her nephew J. C. EVERETT each being entitled to one one fourth of such interest. 

6. That the said Mary has intermarried with the petitioner Johnson EVANS and the said Harriet has 
intermarried with the petitioner William RAYBURN. 

7. That by reason of the facts herein after set forth the petitioners and the defendant are entitled to the lands 
of the said William MAY in the following proportions, to-wit: 

The feme petitioner Mary EVANS is entitled to three fourteenths. 
The petitioner J. C. EVERETT to three fourteenths and 
The petitioner Thomas D. MAY to five fourteenths. 

8. That at the time of his death the said William MAY was seized and possessed in fee of a tract of land in 
Pitt County containing ninety-seven and two thirds (97 2/3) acres lying on the public road leading from 
Greenville to Penny Hill adjoining the lands of Benjamin POLLARDS heirs and Elkanah TEEL heirs being 
the land whereon the said William MAY lived and died which lands descended to the petitioners and the 
defendants as tenants-in-common in the proportions above set forth. 

9. That the plaintiffs are desirous of holding their shares in said land in severalty 

Wherefore they pray the Court to appoint three disinterested commissioners to divide and apportion the 
said land between them and the defendants in the proportion herein before set forth, by proper metes and 
bounds and if such division cannot be otherwise made then that they charge the more valuable dividend or 
dividends with such sum or sums as they shall judge necessary to be paid to dividend or dividends of 
inferior value in order to make the division according to their respective rights and to report within a 
reasonable time (not exceeding) sixty days from the notification of their appointment) under their hands or 
the hands of any two of them to this CourtA 
Latham, Skinner & Blow attnys for petitioners 



Nicholas McGowan, age 94, 1896 

Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 4, 1896 

Mr. A. A. FORBES tell us that he was riding along the road, Saturday morning, and seeing an old white 
haired man cutting a ditch he stopped to talk to him. The man, whose name was Nicholas MCGOWAN, 
said he was 94 years old and that he had cut 20 yards of ditch that morning up to 9 o'clock. He said he was 
used to that kind of work and loved to do it. 



Belvoir School Burned, 1930 

Daily Reflector, Fit, Dec. 19, 1930 

The consolidated school building in Belvoir township was completely destroyed by fire early last night, 
entailing loss estimated at approximately $40,000 according to information reaching this city today. The 
fire was discovered while an entertainment celebrating the Christmas season was at its height, and several 
hundred people rushed out into the cold night and looked on helplessly as the beautiful structure burned to 
the ground. The school was to have closed for the holidays today. The fire was discovered in the laboratory 
about 8:30 o'clock and within 45 minutes the building, one of the most handsome consolidated structures in 
the county, lay in a smoldering mass of ruins. The origin of the fire has not been determined today. 
Although terror-stricken by the cry of "fire" as it swept through the building, the holiday celebrants left the 
building in an orderly manner and not a single injury had been reported this morning. The entire equipment 
of the school was destroyed, the flames making such headway that it was impossible to save anything. The 
one-story brick building contained ten classrooms and was erected by the county in 1923. The enrollment at 
the time of the fire was given at 3 14. W. C. EAGLES was principal. 



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Division of Slaves of Benjamin May, 1862 

These records were found in the Pitt County Estate Records, CR 079.508.46; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

9£3£9£9£9£ 

<TO (TO uu (To (To 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

To the worshipful, the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1862 
We the undersigned, freeholders, appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of said County 
August Term having been duly sworn proceeded on the 23 rd day of October to divide and make partition 
between and among Mary A MAY and William MAY and Benj F. PARROT & wife Martha and Finettie 
MAY & Penelope MAY and Benjamin MAY tenants in common of certain negroes Viz: Evans, Shepherd, 
Samuel, Haywood, Robert, Manda & child, Tempy & three children, Julia and child, Celia, Vesta, Feraby 
and Isabel and allot and assign to each his and her share in severalty, as follows that is to say 
Haywood valued at $700, Manda & Child valued at $1375, making $2075 and Feraby and Isabel assessed 
to be worth four hundred dollars to take care of them. 

To Mary A MAY and Samuel Valued at nine hundred and fifty dollars and Celia at nine hundred and fifty 
dollars making $1900, 

To Benj F PARROTT & wife Martha and Shepherd Val at eleven hundred and fifty to Clara and Vesta at 
eight hundred dollars making $1950, 

To William MAY and Evans Valued at six hundred and twenty five dollars and Robert at eleven hundred 
and fifty dollars and Tempy and three children at twenty three hundred dollars and Julia and child at twelve 
hundred and fifty dollars making $5525, 

To Mary F MAY, Penelope MAY and Benjamin MAY being infants We further charge the more valuable 
dividends with such sums of money respectively to be paid to those of inferior value respectively as will 
make an equitable division that is to say Lot no 1 to Mary A MAY being valued at $2075 which after 
adding her proportion of expensive negroes makes $2141.67 and then taking $400, from it the amount of 
the expensive negroes leaves her lot $1741 so lot No 2 appropriated to William MAY being val at $1950, 
with his proportion of expensive negroes amt to $2016.66 an over plus of $141.66 of which he has to pay to 
Lot 1 $133.34 the balance which is $8.33 he pais to Lot no 3 appropriated to Mary F MAY, Penelope MAY 
and Benjamin MAY infun to which is valued at $5325, their proportion of expensive negroes being $200, 
making their sum $5525 lacking $100, and Lot no 4 appropriated to Benj F PARROTT & wife Martha 
being valued at $1900 and his proportion of expensive negroes being added makes $1966.66 leaving an 
over plus of $91.66 which he pays to Lot No 3 making the lots all equal (ee) eighteen hundred and seventy 
five dollars all of which is respectively submitted under our hands and seals this 23 rd day of October 1 862 

Joseph L BALLARD {Seal} 
Robert E TURNAGE {Seal} 
Jesse SMITH {Seal} 



C. C. Braxton Cut to Death, 1901 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 22, 1901 

Whiskey is responsible for another murder being added to the criminal list of Pitt county. At Ayden 
Saturday night several parties got to fussing in a barroom when C. C. BRAXTON received a terrible cut on 
the side of his neck from which he bled to death in about five minutes. Coroner LAUGHINGHOUSE went 
down Sunday to hold an inquest, but the evidence developed failed to fix the resonsibility of the killing. 
BRAXTON, Lewis MCLAWHORN, Lewis GRIFFIN and a negro were all mixed up in it, and GRIFFIN 
was also badly cut. It seems that there had been trouble between some of the parties during the day, and it 
was renewed after night. Not long before the killing, MCLAWHORN went before the Mayor to have a 
warrant issued for one of the others. The negro who was connected with the trouble has disappeared. It is 
an unfortunate affair and the people at Ayden very much regret its occurrence. 



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Brooks Family Land Partition 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.408.2; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦*♦ 

[No Date] 

State No. Carolina Pitt County} In Probate Court 
To Henry SHEPPARD Judge of Probate of Pitt County 

1 The Petition ofW. F.BROOKS Alfred MCGLAWHORN & Wife BETTIE Sarah BROOKS, 
Henrietta TUCKER & husband Wyatt TUCKER, John W. BROOKS, William B. ALBRITTON & Wife 
Pennie and Malissa BROOKS by her next Friend & Mother Martha BROOKS 

Respectively showeth that they are tennants in common of a tract of land situate in said County and 
adjoining the lands of Saml COREY, Jerry WEATHERINGTON, Margaret WEATHERINGTON, Bryan 
ELLIS and others Containing six Hundred acres more or less. 

2 Your Petitioners further showeth, That they desire to hold their land in severalty and to that end pray 
that you will appoint five Commissioners to divide the same 

1 st into Equal Parts — and allot one part to your Petitioner W. F. BROOKS and the other Part to your other 
Petitioners 

2n That the Part alloted to Alfred MCGLAWHORN & Wife & al, be divided into equal shares by proper 
metes & bounds, and to allot to each of your Petitioners, Alfred MCGLAWHORN & Wife, Sarah 
BROOKS, Henrietta TUCKER & Wyatt TUCKER, John W. BROOKS, Will B. ALBRITTON & Wife 
Pennie & Malisa BROOKS one share thereof, and if an equal divission can not other wise be had then to 
charge the more valuable dividends with such sums as they shall Judge neccesary, to be paid to the 
dividends of Inferior value in order to make the divission equal and report their proceedings under their 
hands & seals as soon as p roticub le into your Court. 

Latham & Skinner Attys for Petitioners 



Whitfield Family Land Partition, 1874 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.408.2; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Petition to Divide lands Filed Sept. 11 1874 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In Probate Court 

To the Judge of Probate of Pitt County 

The Petition of Robert D. WHITEHURST and Mary E. his wife and of G. B. WHITFIELD a minor under 
age without a Guardian by his next friend and father in law Matthew MANNING 
your Petitioners Mary E. WHITEHURST and G. B. WHITFIELD 

Respectively showeth, that they are tenants in common of a tract of land, situate in said County, adjoining 
the lands of M. C. G. CHERRY, William P. BRYANT, Luke WALSTON, and Lawrence BUNTING 
Known as the Benjamin WHITFIELD tract of land and Containing Three hundred acres more or less. 
Your Petitioners further show, That they desire to hold their shares of said land in severalty and to that end 
pray, that you will appoint five_Commissioners to deyide the same into Two equal shares by proper metes 
and bounds, and to allot to each of your petitioners one share thereof, and if an equal division cannot 
otherwise be made, then to charge the more valuable dividends with such sums as they shall judge 
necessary, to be paid to the dividend of inferior value, in order to make the division equal, and to report 
their proceedings under their hands & seals, as soon as practicable, into your Court. 
And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c. 

Edward C. YELLOWLEY Attorney for Petitioners 



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Grizzard Family Land Partition, 1872 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.408.2; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Baca 

State of North Carolina County of Pitt} Superior Court Before Wm. L. CHERRY Clk 

Jesse GRIZZARD, Patsey VANDERFORD, Elizabeth GRIZZARD, Bennet BAKER and Mary his wife 

and James A, Mary and John GRIZZARD, Asa, Milly and Allen GRIZZARD and Prisey and John T. 

GRIZZARD and Betsey and Prudy TURNER, the last ten named being minors without guardian and sue in 

this behalf by their next friend Jesse GRIZZARD Exparte. 

The plaintiffs c omplaint iff Sheweth to the Court— 

1 . That they are seized and possessed as tenants in common of the following tract of land: a tract of land 
Situate in Pitt County on the South Side of Tar River adjoining the lands of Josiah SUTTON, Archibald 
FLANNAGAN and others containing fifty three acres devised by descent from Jesse GRIZZARD Senr. 
deceased. 

2. That your petitioners are entitled to said land in the following proportions, to wit, Jesse GRIZZARD to 
one Share eighth part— Patsey VANDERFORD to the Same— one eighth; Elizabeth GRIZZARD to one 
eighth part; Mary BAKER to one eighth part — ; James A. Mary and John GRIZZARD to one eighth part 
equally in common; — Asa, Milley, and Allen GRIZZARD to one eighth part equally in common; — Prisey 
and John T. GRIZZARD to one eighth part equally in common; — Betsey and Prudy TURNER to one 
eighth part equally in common; — 

3. That Said lands cannot be divised by actual partition without serious injury the plaintiffs. 
Wherefore plaintiffs pray that said lands be sold for partition among plaintiffs and that the proceeds of said 
sale be divided and paid over to them or to their general guardian according to their several shares and 
interest therein. Edward C YELLOWLEY arty for plaintiffs 

Office of Superior Court Febry 1872} 

Upon the reading of the complaint in the foregoing cause and it appearing there from that an actual 
partition of the lands mentioned in complaint cannot be had without injury to the tenants in common it is 
therefore ordered and adjudged by me that said lands be sold for the purpose of partition on a credit of three 
months and that J. A. SUGG be and is appointed a commissioner to sell the same on the premises after 
advertising the same for thirty days at the Court House and three other public places in the County, one to 
be on or near the premises. Said commissioner shall take a note from the purchaser holding interest from 
date with good personal security and report his proceedings in writing and file said note in this office 
within five days after Sale. The title will be withheld until the purchase money is paid. 

W. L. CHERRY Clerk Sup Court 



Grave of William Y. White [1803-1887] 

This grave is located in Forsyth City Cemetery, Monroe Co., Ga. 

William Y. White 
Born Nov. 6, 1803 
Pitt County North Carolina 
Died -Sept. 18, 1887 
Forsyth Monroe County Georgia 



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Briley Family Land Partition, 1874 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.408.2; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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John BRILEY, William L. BRILEY and others tenants in Common Exparte 
Pet. to sell lands for partition. 
Filed Oct. 31, 1874. 



Pitt County Superior Court 
Before Henry SHEPPARD Clerk 



John BRILEY, William L. BRILEY, Augustus BRILEY, Mary Ann BRILEY, Clemmy WHITEHURST, 
Mahala BRILEY, Gracy BRILEY, John VAINRIGHT, Benjamin FULFORD and Smithy Ann FULFORD 
his wife William B. BRILEY, Jesse BRILEY, T. T. NOBLES and Bynum TEEL plaintiffs 

Exparte 

The plaintiffs above named complaining Sheweth o the Court and ? 

1. That they are tenants in common of the following tracts of land situate in County of Pitt aforesaid on the 
north Side of Tar River, to wit — One tract Known as the Home tract adjoining lands of Jesse BRILEY, 
Mary WHICHARD John BRILEY Edward C. YELLOWLEY containing four hundred acres (400) more or 
less. — 

One other tract Known as the MOORE tract on the north Side of Grindell Creel adjoining the lands of 
Jesse BRILEY, John BARNHILL, Mary HIGHSMITH, the BOWERS land and Albert WILSONs land and 
others containing five hundred and thirty (530) acres more or less, 

2. That said lands belong to your Petitioners and they are seized and possessed of the same in fee simple in 
the following proportions, to wit, your Petitioners Jesse BRILEY to two fourteenths thereof— 

your Petrs. Benjamin FULFORD and Smithy Ann his wife to one fourteenth part thereof, the said 
Benjamin claiming no interest except by his intermarriage with the Said Smithy Ann, and your other 
Petitioners one fourteenth part each thereof. 

3. That your Petitioners believe that an actual partition thereof cannot be had without injury to some one or 
all of the tenants in Common. Wherefore plaintiffs pray for judgment 

1. That said lands be sold for partition among them so that they may possess and enjoy their Shares in 
severalty. 

2. That the same may be sold at the Court House door after advertising the same in writing for thirty days 
at the Court House door and four other public places upon the following terms to wit — 

One third of the purchase money to be paid in Cash and the remainder on a credit of six and twelve months 
in equal parts the purchaser giving note bearing interest from date with good approved personal security, 
and title withheld until the notes are paid in full. 

3. That the Costs and expenses including attorneys fees be paid out of the fund 

Edward C. YELLOWLEY atty. for Petrs. 



St. John's Episcopal Church Consecrated, 1895 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 11, 1895 

St. John's Episcopal church, near Centreville, was consecrated by Bishop A. A. WATSON on Sunday. Two 
years ago this church, which was then a very old and small building, caught fire while services were being 
held in it and was destroyed. The congregation went to work at once to rebuild and now have a much larger 

and more convenient house of worship. 



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James Family Partition, 1878 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.408.2; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Petition to sell lands for partition 
Filed Oct. 8 th 1878 

Pitt County Superior Court 

To Henry SHEPPARD Esquire clerk of the Superior Court of the County aforesaid 

Your Petitioners John T. JENKINS and Mary F. his wife, Armissa JAMES, Allie WHITEHURST a minor 
by her guardian Armissa JAMES respectfully sheweth — 

1. That your Petrs. Mary F. JENKINS, Armissa JAMES, Allie WHITEHURST, and Laura JAMES are 
tenants in common Share and Share alike of the following lands situate in the County of Pitt, towit, A tract 
of land adjoining the lands of Matthew JAMES, Alfred JAMES, and the said Armissa JAMES, containing 
Fifty four acres, lying on the north Side of Tar River, 

2. That said lands are unimproved and unprofitable Petitioners deriving no income whatever from them. 

3. That an actual partition thereof cannot be made without injury to some or all of the petitioners and a sale 
thereof for a partition would promote the interests of all your Petitioners. Where fore your Petitioners pray 
the Court for a decree ordering the sale of said lands for the purpose of a partition upon such terms as may 
be proper. And that a referee may be appointed to make said sale sand be required to report the same in 

writing to your court within five days thereafter And that the proceeds be equally Divided among the 

tenants in common. And your Petrs. as in duty will ever pray 

Edward C. YELLOWLEY atty. for Petrs. 



This cause coming on to be heard, upon reading the petition and hearing testimony in regard to the Subject 
matter thereof, it appearing to my Satisfaction mat an actual partition of the lands mentioned in the 
pleadings cannot be made without injury to the Petitioners and that a Sale for said purpose would promote 
all their interests. It is adjudged that a sale of said lands be made for partition among the tenants in common 
and that Andrew JOYNER be and is hereby appointed a referee for that purpose; that the referee sell at the 
Court House door in Greenville after first advertising the same in writing at the Court House door and four 
other public places in the County for thirty days upon a credit of twelve months except the Sum of Forty 
dollars which shall be paid in cash, the purchaser giving bond with approved security bearing interest at 
eight per centum per annum from date of Sale; that title be withheld until the entire purchase money is paid; 
that Referee report in writing to this office within five days thereafter his proceedings under this decree and 
return them with the note of the purchaser and cash received on sale. The cause is continued for further 
directions. 

H. SHEPPARD Clk 
I Probate Judge 



Hickory Hill Church Burned, 1923 

Daily Reflector, Mon., April 23, 1923 

A house occupied by colored people and the Hickory Hill Baptist Church, for colored people, were 
destroyed by fire, early Sunday morning. The house was the property of Mr. Frank TYSON and according 
to reports, caught fire from the explosion of a lamp. The church caught from the house and with the 
exception of the frame work, it was completely destroyed. 



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Pitt County Poor House, 1859-60 

This record was found in Pitt County Misc. Records, Exparte Proceedings, CR 079.928.18; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Application to the Worshipful Court of the County of Pitt [Petition ca. 1859] 

State of North Carolina 
Pitt County} 

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 

The undersigned Wardens of the Poor for the county of Pitt, finding their income insufficient to meet 
the expenses incurred for the past year, in accordance with Chapter 86 Section 7 Revised Code make 
application for a sufficient increase of Taxation for the benefit of the Poor to meet their expenses. The 
present Board of Wardens when entering upon the discharge of their duties as Wardens visited the premises 
whereon the Poor houses are erected & found there a few dirty & miserable huts unfit to be inhabited by 
human beings, and in fact a disgrace to the county & their filthy condition insupportable. They thereupon 
endeavored to procure the services of a suitable Overseer who would live upon the premises & see that the 
houses were properly cleansed. At last they have succeeded in engaging an Overseer, for whom they have 
to pay, much higher than formerly as he devotes his whole time to this purpose. They have also in 
anticipation the erection of suitable buildings, to be built upon an economical plan but at the same time so 
as to be comfortable to the Poor. To carry out their plans in the erection of said buildings together with an 
increase of wages for Overseer they find their means almost wholly inadequate to the tasks & however 
necessary & desirable the reform might be. The tax imposed for the year 1857 was only about $590 being 
about $300 less than formerly, when the Wardens were barely able to support the Poor, besides there now 
being an increase of expenses for overseer & buildings confirms them in the opinion that $2000 will be the 
smallest amount with which they can defray the expenses of the incoming year. They therefore petition 
your worships for a sufficient increase of taxation for the benefit of the Poor as to raise the above amount. 
All of which is respectfully submitted 
James GALLAWAY L. B. TfflGPEN 

Thos. E. NELSON Thomas M. WIGGINS 

A. J. WILSON R A BYNUM 



Report Wardens of the Poor Feby Term 1860 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Pitt County 

We the undersigned Wardens of the Poor for Pitt County agreeably to Statute in such case made and 

provided for levying a tax for the benefit of the Poor. Pray your Worships to levy a tax sufficient to raise 

about Two Thousand dollars, the same amount as last year, & in asking for such a sum we deem it to be our 

duty to give our reasons for so doing & forthwith proceed to lay the same before you. At the end of the 

present year we find ourselves (the estimated cost of the erection of the buildings now nearly completed 

being considerably less than the actual cost) in debt to the amount of about $500 & desiring to make some 

further improvements upon the land & buildings for the present year, we consider that the above amount 

will be as little as will possibly defray the expenses for this year 

All of which is respectfully submitted 

L. B. TfflGPEN 

RABYNUM 

Walter NEWTON 

James GALLAWAY 

Thos. E. NELSON 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1861 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
for August 1861, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 

Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Tuesday Aug. 6 1861 Court Continued... 

On motion it was ordered that W. L. TYRE, guardian to N. E. PRICE have leave to renew his bond as 
guardian in the sum of $10,000 with Lemuel D.BERRY, John PEEBLES and Thos. B. DUPREE as 
sureties bond given and accepted. 

On motion it was ordered that Levi DAWSON guardian to George TAYLOR and Isaac TAYLOR have 
leave to renew his bond as guardian have leave to renew his bond as guardian in the sum of $5,000 with 
John W. DAWSON and W. J. BLOW as sureties bond given and accepted. 

Silvestor COX Admin, of Samuel SMITH Dec'd. returns his inventory of notes and copy of notice to 
creditors. 

John V. JOHNSON Exctr. of Charlotte WILLIAMSON Dec'd. returns his account of sales, inventory of 
notes and copy of notice to creditors. 

On motion it was ordered that L. DBERRY guardian to H. L. H. WILLIAMS have leave to renew his bond 
as guardian have leave to renew his bond as guardian in the sum of $80,000 with W. L. TYRE, John 
PEEBLES, W. B. F. NEWTON, William PEEBLES, H. G. PARKER, P. E. HINES and Thos. B. DUPREE 
as sureties bond given and accepted, [p. 487] 

On motion it was ordered that Levi DAWSON guardian to John Frederick Mary Sarah and Eliza 
DAWSON have leave to renew his bond as guardian have leave to renew his bond as guardian in the sum 
of $6,500 with William J. BLOW and John W. DAWSON as sureties.... bond given and accepted. 

W. R. FRIZZLE Adm. of William GRIMSLEY Dec'd. returns his inventory of account of sales and copy 
of notice to creditors. 

Moses TEEL Exctr. of Reddick POLLARD his copy of notice to creditors. 

William J. JONES and Robert E. TURNAGE Admrs. of Elizabeth JOYNER dec'd. returns a copy of notice 
to creditors. 

Allen KITTRELL Exctr. of Susan STOCKS Dec'd. returns an inventory of notes. 

David HOUSE guardian to the minor heirs of Archibald HOUSE Dec'd. returns account current of said 
wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Elias J. BLOUNT & Caleb CANNON Bridge Commissioners in Griffins District 
be authorized to duplicate an order heretofore given to Mr. Joel PATRICK for the repairs of the Bridge 
across Little Contentnea Creek said claim having been allowed him about the last of April 1859 he the said 
PATRICK having made oath that he had either lost or mislaid the same and never received no money for 
the same. [p. 488] 

Ordered by the Court that Jesse STANCILL guardian to Henry HOPKINS be allowed until November 
Term 1861 to renew his Bond as guardian. 



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It is ordered by the Court that J. J. CHERRY be allowed out of the estate of John BOYD Dec'd. $50 on 
acct. of a sick negro by the name of Arden hired to David LANGLEY for the year 1 860 which negro he 
thought prudent to take home to be doctored. 

Sidney H. SPAIN, exctr. vs. Drewry O. SPAIN} That the executor pay over to the Court $ 1 03 1 .05; that 
Drewry O. SPAIN, Charles H. SPAIN, Stanley S. SPAIN, Mary W. BROWN is entitled to share of estate 
in $166.08 each according to the Will. [p. 489] 

Churchill PERKINS Guardian to W. D. HARRINGTON returns account current of said ward on oath. 

Gustavus BRAXTON and F. M. BRAXTON Exctrs. of Council BRAXTON Dec'd. returns a copy of 
notice to creditors. 

Alfred MO YE Guardian to Abram J. MO YE returns account current of said ward on oath. 

Henry GURGANUS Guardian to the minor heirs of Jas. R. CONGLETON dec'd. returns account oath. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Churchill PERKINS Guardian to William D. HARRINGTON have 
leave to renew his bonds as guardian in the sum of $1,500 with William H. PERKINS and J. L. LANGLEY 
as sureties.. ..bond given and accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Abner SPEIGHT Guardian to Nancy Catherine and Archibald 
ADAMS have leave to renew his bonds as guardian in the sum of $50,000 with G. W. PARKER, Elias 
CARR and W. A. DARDEN as sureties.. ..bond given and accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that W. G. LANG Guardian to the minor heirs of Robert LANG Dec'd. 
have leave to renew his bond as guardian in the sum of $ 1 5,000 with Allen B YNUM and W. J. MO YE as 
sureties.... bond given and accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Redding MOORE Guardian to Henrietta DANIEL have leave to 
renew his bond as guardian in the sum of $18,000 with Arthur FORBES and L. R. ANDERSON as 
sureties.... bond given and accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Japhat TYSON be appointed Guardian of Joseph TYSON on his 
giving bond of $200 with Benj. TYSON and H. B. JONES as sureties.... bond given and accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Allen B YNUM be appointed Guardian to the minor heirs of John 
MAY Dec'd. Alfred MAY & Emily MAY on his giving bond of $70,000 with R. A. BYNUM and Jas. W. 
MAY as sureties.. ..bond given and accepted. 

Ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of the County pay over to Peyton A. ATKINSON Treasurer of the 
volunteer committee the full amount of the taxes heretofore ordered to be collected for clothing & 
equipment of the volunteer soldiers of this county and that the said Treasurer be authorised & directed to 
disburse said money under direction of said committee in discharge of any obligations that may have been 
accrued in clothing & equipment said volunteers and in feeding such of their families as when in want of 
assistance, [p. 492] 

On motion to Court it was ordered that Elias J. BLOUNT Guardian have leave to renew his bond as 
guardian in the sum of $5,000 with William J. MO YE and Caleb CANNON as sureties....bond given and 
accepted. 

On motion to Court it was ordered that James LEWIS be exempt from paying his Poll Tax for the year 
1860. 

J. J. MOORE vs. S. A. FIFE} for debt; new trial granted. 



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Edward Hoel vs. John L. ROBERTSON} for debt 



Jonathan MERRILLS infant vs. Caroline WILLIAMS et al} Henry H. HARRIS died in Pitt County leaving 
a Will which was proved with Nymphas A. PRICE as executor . Price afterwards died and John A. SELBY 
was named as administrator of the estate of Henry H. HARRIS. The Will and qualifications of the executor 
and administrator were destroyed when the Court House burned in 1858. It appears that the Will of Henry 
H. HARRIS that was proved contained the following bequest ..."I Henry H. HARRIS of Pitt County make 
this to be my last will I give to David and Johnathan sons of Gracey MERRILLS four thousand Dollars and 
I wish my executor to pay the interest of said Sum annually to Gracy MERRILLS their mother So Long as 
they Shall remain with her for their Support; and in case either of Said boys shall die before arriving at full 
age I bequeath his Share of Said Sum to the Survivor of them I appoint Nymphus A. PRICE my 
executor"... the Court therefore declares that this copy of the Will be rerecorded and the petioners pay the 
cost of this petition, [p. 495] 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Ivey FLEMING hath been charged with one Black Poll 
more than he was entitled to pay for the year 1 860 according to satisfactory testimony, ordered that the 
same be refunded. 

Anis SPELL use of Richard R. DAVIS vs. Robert TUGWELL, B. A. DAVIS} debt 

Penelope MOORE & others vs. John MOORE, William MOORE adminrs.} Petition for settlement 
It was ordered by the Court that Penelope MOORE senior, Sallie MOORE, Harriet MOORE, Penelope 
MOORE, Warren MOORE, Jane MOORE, Nancy MOORE, Roderick MOORE, Anna MOORE and 
Elizabeth MOORE each recover from the defendants the sum of $277.50 and Oliver MOORE recover the 
sum of $169.10. It is also ordered that Edwin BROOKS and wife Martha pay unto the said administrators 
the sum of $22.12, it being the over plus of their advancement. The Court costs to be paid by both 
petitioners and defendants equally, [p. 497] 

B. G. ALBRITTON came into Court and duly qualified as a Justice of the Peace and took oaths of office. 

Saturday August 10th 1861 Present} L P. BEARDSLEY, James L. PAUL, J. J. CHERRY 

It is ordered by the Court that Calvin EVANS be exempt from 1 Black Poll Tax on account of said Poll 
being diseased and witless. 

Aug. 7, 1 8 61 P e tition e rs William J. DAVIS & wif e Margar e t and E. M. DAVIS & wif e Martha w e r e 
t e nants in common with Lydia WILLOUGHBY, John B. WILLOUGHBY, and William J. 
WILLOUGHBY, who hav e no guardian. Th e Davi s 's want e d 15 8 acr e s adjoining th e land of William 
PEEBLES, Sp e nc e r S. HARRIS and Jam e o H. BIBB divided and each getting a S ^-share. [p. 505] 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Be it remembered that a Special Term of Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the 
Court House of said County in the town of Greenville on the 31 st day of August 1861 
Present} W. J. BLOW, Jas. MURRAY, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Enoch MOORE, Chas. ROUNTREE, 
William WHITEHEAD, H. W. BROWN, J. J. CHERRY Esqrs. 

It appearing to the Court that our inhabitants are threatened with invasion the following warrant was 
ordered to be issued to the officers in command of the Militia in said county to wit 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} Greenville August 3 1/61 

To the Colonel or other officers commanding the Militia and to the Captains or other officers commanding 
the several volunteer companies within the limits of the County of Pitt Greetings 
Whereas We the undersigned seven of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said County, deem & 
believe that the inhabitants of our County are threatened with immediate invasion by the hostile legions of 
the United States Government and that the emergency is such as to require and by virtue of the power and 
authority vested in us by the laws of this State of North Carolina We the undersigned Justices as aforesaid 
do hereby under our hand writing require you as commanders aforesaid of the Militia and volunteer 



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companies of Said County to call out the forces under your several commands immediately and direct them 
Speedily to assemble at such place or places within the County as to you may seem best Suited to repel said 
invaders Herein fail not & this shall be your authority for the Same 
[p. 508] W. J. BLOW J.P. 

Jas. MURRAY J.P. 

L. P. BEARDSLEY J.P. 

Enoch MOORE J.P. 

Charles ROUNTREE J.P. 

William WHITEHEAD J.P. 

Henry W. BROWN J.P. 

J. J. CHERRY J.P. 



State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Be it remembered that a Special Term of Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the 
Court House of said County in the town of Greenville on the 5 th day of September 1861 
Present} M. DICKERSON, William L. CHERRY, David LAWRENCE Esqr's 

It is ordered that David S. FLEMING be appted. special administrator on the estate of Luke FLEMING 
Dec'd. on entering bond of $500 with Ivey FLEMING and Henry FLEMING as sureties. The bond 
accepted by the Court and filed. It is ordered the administrator have leave to sell the following articles on a 
credit of six months according to law.. ..50 barrels of corn, 2 or 3 stacks of fodder, 8 or 10 head of cattle, 
100 lbs bacon, 50 lbs lard, 1 mare, cash 381 21 Notes & apr. claims for $63.36 also some few fanning 
utensels. [p. 509] 



State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Be it remembered that a Special Term of Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the 
Court House of said County in the town of Greenville on the 18 th day of October 1861 
Present} M. DICKERSON, James L. PAUL, David LAWRENCE Esqr's 

It appearing to the Court that there was no inspectors appted. at last regular term of Court to hold the 
election on the 6* day of November 1861 for the purpose of electing Congressmen an_President & Vice 
President. The Court proceded to appoint the said inspectors for that purpose in the respective Districts in 
the County viz. 

Greeneville District J. J. CHERRY B. C. PEARCE, Henry FLEMMING, & H. A. SUTTON & Will 
CHERRY 

X Roads Dist. Moses JOYNER James W. MAY & Robert W. HINES 

Falkland Dist. Willis R WILLIAMS, John KING & Richard WILLIAMS 

Stancils Dist. Henry STANCIL, John J. BROWN & Jeptha WALSTON 

Andrews Dist. Eason JAMES, Samuel BROWN & George W. ANDREWS 

Pactolus Dist. J. V. PERKINS, Jas. L. LANGLEY & Lewis G. LITTLE 

Tafts Dist. John GALLOWAY, Jas. GALLOWAY & Jos. H. LAUGHTNGHOUSE 

Clay Root Dist. Caleb SMITH, W. A. QUINERLY & D. H. SMITH 

Griffins Dist. C. M. GRIFFIN, [unreadable] 

Haddocks Dist. [unreadable] 

Will of Eliza A. GRAHAM dec'd proved; Charles GREENE and William S. BONNER, the two 
subscribing witnesses are dead. L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. PERKINS and A. G. JORDAN swore they were 
familiar with the handwriting of Charles GREENE and William S. BONNER. Ordered the Will be 
recorded. G. A. DANCY clerk 



[To be continued] 



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Will of Henry Congleton, 1873 

This Will is found in Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.3; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

CS 

I Henry CONGLETON being of sound mind and memory, but knowing the uncertainty of death, I do make 
and declare this my last will and testament in name and form as follows 

Item 1 I loan to my Son Henry Slade CONGLETON a tract of land Known as the Whichard tract it being 
the same on which he now resides, during his life. After his death, Then it is my wish and desire 
the said land to be equally divided between his lawful heirs. 

Item 2 I loan to my daughter Malvina CLARKE during her life or widowhood, all the land where I now 
reside on the east side of the Tarboro road and bounded by the Whichard tract loaned to my Son, 
and Brier Swamp, containing about One hundred acres more or less. After her death or 
widowhood I loan the said land to my grand daughter Piney CLARKE during her life. If the said 
Piney CLARKE should die without issue, I give the said land to the lawful heirs of my son Henry 
Slade CONGLETON. 

Item 3 I give to my daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth WILLIAMS One Hundred Dollars 

Item 4 I loan to my daughter Malvina CLARKE thirty acres of land on the South side of the Tarboro road 
commencing from the land I loaned to my son Henry Slade CONGLETON, after his death I loan 
the said land to my Grand daughter Piney CLARK, after her death I give the said land the lawful 
heirs of my son Henry Slade CONGLETON. 

Item 5 I loan to my daughter Julia CONGLETON thirty acres of land on the South side of the Tarboro 

road commencing from the land I loaned to my daughter Malvina CLARKE. After her death I give 
the said land the lawful heirs of my son Henry Slade CONGLETON. 

Item 6 I loan to my grand daughter Piney CLARKE one tin trunk, one leather trunk, one china Press, and 
two glass tumblers. 

Item 7 I give to my wife Elizabeth CONGLETON one bed and furniture, it is my will and desire that my 

wife shall dwell and live with my son Henry Slade CONGLETON. 
Item 8 I give to my son William Blount CONGLETON Ten Dollars 
Item 9 I give to my son James CONGLETON Ten Dollars 

Item 10 It is my will and desire that my executor which I shall here and after name., shall sell all of my 
real and personal property, not disposed of by this will, to be sold, and out of the proceeds, first to pay all 
of my debts and Cash legacys. The balace if any to be eqally divided between my wife Elizabeth 
CONGLETON Malvina CLARK, Julia CONGLETON and Henry Slade CONGLETON. I constitute and 
appoint my son Henry Slade CONGLETON. my executor to this my last will and testament 
Signed and sealed this the 25 th day of September A.D. 1 873 

Signed and sealed Henry (his mark) CONGLETON 

in presence of} 
J. J. ROLLINS 
J V PERKINS 

Item 1 1 The balance of my land not mentioned in the above items I loan to the heirs of my son Henry 

Slade CONGLETON. Signed and sealed this the 25 th day of September A.D. 1 873 

Signed and sealed Henry (his mark) CONGLETON 

in presence of} 

J. J. ROLLINS 

J. V. PERKINS 



J. P. Quinerly's Store, 1882 

New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, June 25, 1 882 
Mr. J. P. QUINERLY is building himself a large store at his place of business at Centreville, Pitt county. 



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W. G. Keel and His Six Wives 

This feature article appeared in the Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 9, 1951. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Bethel, Feb. 3 — Honeymooning at the age of 86, topped off by being the sixth time, may not be a record 
but as far as the folks around Oak City and Bethel know it beats anything that they have ever heard before. 

There must be a lot to the saying that "Life begins at the age of 40 plus" or at least that is the opinion 
of an 86 year old man and his new bride. 

Yes Sir. Honeymooning at 86 years of age is Mr. W. G. KEEL, a former Pitt County resident, now 
residing in Martin County, and his Green County bride, Laura CARR. After about a week's honeymooning 
the couple say that they will just settle down and live peacefully on their small farm near Oak City. 

Reason for his sixth trip to the alter, says Mr. KEEL, is that "when a man or woman gets along in 
years, they begin to realize more and more the need for a companion, in fact everyone needs a companion," 
stated the silver haired bridegroom, taking another puff from his favorite pipe as he reclined in his easy 
chair. 

The "young" couple first met while attending a church meeting at Oak City before Christmas, 
following which a courtship resulted and was climaxed by a proposal of marriage around Christmas, and 
the wedding taking place sometime thereafter. 

While some of the folks seemed to have known what was in the wind, the couple slipped away one 
morning and were secretly married in Rocky Mount by the same pastor which had married Mr. KEEL 
twice previously. 

Still active at the age of 86, Mr. KEEL just takes life easy and likes to drive his car and roam over the 
countryside looking over the farm land thereabout. His only objection to driving is that he doesn't care 
much for it at night. At night he wants to be at home. 

Mr. KEEL, born at the end of the Civil War, recalled in talking of the days when he as a boy used to 
work for 75 cents a day as a logger. He worked in Pitt and Martin county in lumber fields for 14 years in 
and around Staton's Mill and House Station, with the step-father of his first wife when he married at the 
age of 21. 

After leaving the logging industry, he recalled he started farming which he has been doing for the 
remainder of his active working days. 

Termed by all who know him as a "good farmer," Mr. KEEL added "I really enjoyed working, both 
in the lumber business and farming, both of which are rugged tasks, particularly long time ago." 

In all of his marriages, his wives have died. There have been no separations or divorces the old man 
related. "I can truthfully state that in all my married life and dealing with a lot of in-laws, I have always had 
the best of relationship with all," which ranks as another record of a sort. 

Previous marriages of the gentleman through the years are as follows: Minnie COBB, Old Sparta, 
1887; died two years later; Mollie STATON, Bethel, 1889; Alma HOUSE, of Stokes, 1926; Melissa 
WORSLEY, Oak City, 1927; Trulah WARD, 1940, who died last February a year ago. 

In his five previous marriages, only two children were born, they are: Howard KEEL of Bethel and 
Lester I. KEEL of Bethel. Also there are four grandchildren, Dorothy WOOD WORTH, Oak City; Sam 
Grey KEEL, Bethel; Francis KEEL, Oak City; and Rebecca KEEL of Bethel. 



Levin Adams Died, 1849 

Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Ga., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1849 

Died at his residence in Dooly County on the 27th day of October, Mr. Levin ADAMS, aged 71 years 9 
months and 27 days. Mr. ADAMS was born and raised in Pitt County North Carolina and moved to 
Georgia and settled in Laurens County about 1815 where he resided until he moved to Dooly County in 
January 1846 and settled on his residence where he died. He has left a wife, three sons and two daughters. 



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Martin County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Martin County Court House, Williamston, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Emily GURGANUS (single), b. June 16, 1841 Martin Co., d. Nov. 26, 1914 in Williamston, NC 
F: Simon GURGANUS, b. Martin County 
M: Lizzie CONGLETON, b. Beaufort County 
Informant: Frank BRITTON, Williamston, NC 

Wilson MANNING (md. to Nancy J.) 

b. May 27, 1838 in Griffins twsp., Martin Co., d. Oct. 15, 1914 in Williamston twsp., Martin County 
F: ?? 

M: Elizabeth MANNING 
Maggie FLOYD, widow 

b. Oct. 9, 1867 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 22, 1915 in Hamilton, NC; buried Hamilton Cemetery 
F: Clayton DAVENPORT, b. Pitt County 
M: Sallie MOORE, b. Pitt County 

James Ric CARSON, b. Jan. 6, 1853 Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1915 in Parmele, NC; buried Bethel Cemetery 
F: James R. CARSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Linga CARSON, b. Pitt County 

James R. WHITEHURST, b. May 10, 1853 in Pitt Co., d. June 25, 1915 in Parmele, NC 
F: ?? 

M: Betsy FORD 

Informant: C. M. WHITEHURST, Parmele, NC 

Etta BELLFLOWER, age 42, b. Martin Co., d. Nov. 16, 1915 in Parmele, of breast cancer 
F: Henry ANDREWS, b. Martin County 
M: Rilla NELSON, b. Martin County 

Katie Williams MOORE, age 37, b. Edgecombe Co., d. Aug. 26, 1915 in Robersonville, NC 
F: E. L. MOORE, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Bertie STANCILL, b. Pitt County 
Informant: Leona E. MOORE, Robersonville, NC 

Mack P. SMITH, b. Mar. 1 1, 1858 in Martin Co., d. Dec. 30, 1915 in Robersonville, NC; brickmason 
F: Mack SMITH, b. Martin County 
M: Louisa SHIVERS, b. Pitt County 

Anna WHITFIELD, b. 1877 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 22, 1915 in Robersonville, NC; drowned in well 

F: Bennett SPEIGHT 

M: Winnie KITTRELL, b. Pitt County 

William Thomas MANNING, age 63, b. Martin Co., d. Dec. 16, 1915 in Robersonville, NC 
F: William MANNING 

M: ?? 

Barbara A. BURROUGHS (widow) b. Nov. 25, 1842 in NC, d. Dec. 6, 1915 in Williamston, NC 
F: ?? 

M: Louisa MANNING 



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William H. WARREN, b. 1866 in Edgecombe Co., d. Jan. 6, 1915 in Williamston, NC; buried Mildred, NC 

F: James WARREN, b. Pitt County 

M: Betsy HARRELL, b. Edgecombe County 

Amanda ALLEN, b. Nov. 1, 1845 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 28, 1915 in Williamston, NC; of stomach cancer 
F: Felix HADDOCK, b. NC buried Pitt County 

M: Lucinda HADDOCK, b. NC 

William DAVENPORT, b. Oct. 1868 in Pitt Co., d. May 8, 1916 in Bear Grass twsp., Martin County 
F: Benjamin DAVENPORT, b. NC 

Lucindy WILLIAMS (widow) b. 1857 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 31, 1916 in Cross Roads twsp., Martin County 

F: John WILLIAMS, b. Martin County 

Informant: J. L. WILLIAMS, of near Robersonville, NC 

Felicia CRISP, b. 1851 in Pitt Co., d. July 31, 1916 in Goose Nest twsp.; buried at Staton's, Pitt County 
F: Robert COOPER, b. Pitt County 

M: HIGHSMITH 

Informant: Oscar CRISP, Hobgood, NC 

Emma L. HARRELL (widow) age abt. 56, b. Pitt Co., d. Aug. 14, 1916 in Goose Nest twsp., Martin Co. 
F: Henry FLEMING 
M: Elizabeth 

Informant: Jasper HARRELL, Palmyra, NC 

Harmon J. MANNING, b. Jan. 30, 1856 in NC, d. Oct. 9, 1916 in Griffins twsp., Martin County 
F: Ed MANNING 
M: E. MANNING 

William BOWERS, b. Jan. 29, 1838 in NC, d. Apr. 1 1, 1916 in Hamilton twsp., Martin County 
F: Silas BOWERS 
M: Charity HARRELL 

Informant: William BOWERS, Jr., Hamilton, NC 

John D. DOWNS, age abt. 67, d. Sept. 17, 1916 in Hamilton twsp., Martin County 

F: Kennell DOWNS 

M: Bettie E. BRILEY 

Informant: Abel DOWNS, Hassell, NC 

Hester ROSS (widow) age abt. 29, b. Pitt Co., d. April 26, 1916 in Robersonville, NC 

F: D. C. MOORING, b. NC 

M: Sallie BARNHILL, b. Pitt County 

W. A. ROSS, Jr., b. Sept. 22, 1882 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 1 1, 1916 in Robersonville, NC; insurance agent 

F: W. B. ROSS, b. NC 

M: Jennie CRISP, b. Martin County 

Sidney D. BARNHILL, b. Oct. 4, 1855 in Pitt Co., d. July 7, 1916 in Robersonville, NC 

F: Ashly J. BARNHILL, b. Pitt County 

M: Annie LITTLE , b. Pitt County 

Informant: W. G. BARNHILL, Robersonville, NC 

William A. KNOX, age 76, b. Martin Co., d. Aug. 12, 1916 in Robersonville, NC 
F: Billie KNOX, b. NC 
M: ?? 

Informant: J. H. KNOX, Robersonville, NC 



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Delia Ann WARREN, b. July 20, 1862 in Martin Co., d. June 3, 1917 in Goose Nest twsp., Martin Co. 
F: Jesse BRINKLEY 
M: Frances MANNING 

Jesse NORRIS, age abt. 68, b. Pitt Co., d. Sept. 5, 1917 in Goose Nest twsp., Martin Co. 

Sophia Agnes MATTHEWS, age abt. 35, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 4, 1917 in Robersonville, NC 
F: Lacy WARREN 
M: Sophia BANER (?) 

Informant: John L. MATTHEWS, Parmele, NC 

Lela EVERETT (widow) age abt. 45, b. Pitt Co., d. June 10, 1917 in Robersonville, NC 
F: Theophilus KEEL 
M: Mitt PAGE 

Stephen Lamb EWELL, age 59, b. in Plymouth, NC, d. Apr. 30, 1918 in Hamilton, NC 
F: William World EWELL, b. Greenville, NC 
M: Sarah Francis WARD, b. Bertie County, NC 

George Leroy DANIEL, b. Aug. 28, 1885 in Robersonville, d. Nov. 3, 1918 in Oak City, NC 
F: W. M. (or Wm) DANIEL, b. Robersonville, NC 
M: Virginia WHICHARD, b. Oak City, NC 

George R. CARSON, b. Mar. 29, 1849 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 7, 1918 in Parmele, NC 
F: Rodric CARSON 
M: Linsey TEEL 

Ichabod Harris LITTLE, b. Mar. 7, 1843 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 30, 1918 in Robersonville, NC 
F: Samuel LITTLE 
M: Rebecca HARRIS 

(name not written) b. Nov. 18, 1848 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 12, 1918 in Robersonville, NC 

F: Joshua SPEIGHT 
M: Martha SPEIGHT 

Informant: V. A. WARD, Robersonville, NC 

Richard H. WARREN, age abt. 63, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 13, 1918 in Robersonville twsp., Martin Co. 
F: Richard WARREN 
M: Rebecca BROWN 

William Alphonza FLEMING, b. Jan. 1, 1854 near Greenville, NC, d. Sept. 2, 1918 Hamilton twsp. 

F: John FLEMING 

M: Mary EMMA THIGPEN 

Informant: W. L. FLEMING, Enfield, NC 

James Howell PAGE, b. 1875 in NC, d. Nov. 19, 1919 in Williamston twsp.; Sheriff of Martin Co. 

F: John PAGE 

M: Ann WHICHARD 

Susan Jerusha HOUSE, age abt. 72, b. Pitt Co., d. June 18, 1919 in Robersonville, NC 
F: David HOUSE 
M: Valena FLEMING 

Sarah KEEL (widow) b. Sept. 2, 1848 in NC, d. May 1, 1919 in Robersonville twsp. 

F: Ashly HOUSE Informant: Ray KEEL, Robersonville, NC 

M: ?? 



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Nancy MOORE, age 65, d. April 20, 1919 in Poplar Point twsp., Martin County 
F: Gray CHERRY 

Mary E. GLADSTONE, widow 

age abt. 77; b. Beaufort Co., d. June 24, 1919 in Hamilton, NC; buried Hamilton Cemetery 
F: ? 

M: Mary A. NELSON, b. Pitt County 
Informant: F. L. GLADSTONE, Hamilton, NC 

Nancy C. PURVIS, widow 

b. Nov. 16, 1835 in NC, d. Jan. 8, 1919 in Hamilton twsp., Martin Co. 
F: Uriah JOHNSON 
M: Clara BOWERS 

Linda THOMAS, widow of Jessie THOMAS 

age abt. 70; b. Pitt Co., d. Sept. 30, 1920 in Hamilton, NC 

F: BULLOCK, b. Pitt County 

M: BROWN, b. Pitt County 

David Smith POWELL, b. May 24, 1864 in Martin Co.; d. Feb. 1, 1920 in Parmele; buried Parmele, NC 

F: Sam POWELL 

M: Emily WHITEHURST 

Informant: F. S.(?) POWELL, Bethel, NC 

Nancy L. JAMES, widow of Bethel JAMES; age abt. 82, d. Apr. 5, 1920 in Robersonville, NC 
F: James HIGHSMITH 
M: Annie POLLARD 

Informant: B. C. JAMES, Robersonville, NC 

Martha A. KNOX, widow; age abt. 77, d. Aug. 8, 1920 in Robersonville, NC 
F: Willis MANNING 

M: ?? 

J. A. WHITEHURST, b. Nov. 27, 1857, d. Oct. 15, 1920 in Robersonville, NC; woodworker/mechanic 
F: John WHITEHURST 

M: ?? 

Informant: W. C. WHITEHURST, Robersonville 

Joel SMITH (md. Malissa); age abt. 54, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 10, 1920 in Jamesville twsp.; buried Pitt Co. 

F: Cicero SMITH, b. NC 

M: Malissa JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

Informant: W. B. SMITH, Jamesville, NC 

Frances DRAKE, widow of Edward DRAKE 

Age abt. 76, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 26, 1920 in Hamilton twsp., Martin Co.; buried Farmville, NC 
F: Lewis BELDE ??, b. Pitt County 
M: Lossie CORBY ?? b. Pitt County 

Jennie JOHNSON, wife of W. L. JOHNSON 
Age abt. 62, d. Sept. 9, 1921 in in Robersonville, NC 
F: John H.MOORE 
M: Margaret NOBLES 



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Hudson Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. 
This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

♦*♦ 



Boyd, Samuel (26) Wm. Boyd & Jane 

Hudson, Martha (22) Harvey Hudson & Sallie 

Dec. 15, 1897. Chicod. Q. A. Burrows 

Redin Hudson, Martha Hudson, A. P. Jolly 

Campbell, James E. (30) Vinson Campbell & Lovey 
Hudson, Sally J. (17) Harvey C. Hudson & Sally 

Mar. 17, 1880. Chicod. Wm. M. Jones, Min. 

Geo. R. Buck, J. C. Dixon, Jno. B. Hudson 

Dixon, John D. (25) John S. Dixon & Polly 

Hudson, Mary A. L. (20) Reddin Hudson & Berlinga [Brilliancy] 

Nov. 28, 1876. Chicod. Bryant Heath, Min. 

Edward Boyd, A. B. Hudson, Henry Dixon 

Harriss, Taylor (5 1 ) Wright Harriss & Polly 
Hudson, Polly Ann (37) Jesse Hudson & ng 

Feb. 10, 1879. Chicod. J. J. Laughinghouse, JP 

Louisa Mobley, Francis Mobley 

Hudson, A. B. (30) Reding Hudson & Dellincy [Brilliancy] 
Hardee, Mary A. (22) Cornelius Hardee & Mary A. 

July 26, 1883. Chicod. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

A. L. Brown, J. C. Tyson, J. D. Buck 

Hudson, Allen (29) ng 

Buck, Bettie (27) Allen Buck & Louisa 

June 16, 1895. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse, Min. 

Q. A. Burrous, Adam Gaskins, J. W. Dixon 

Hudson, H. B. [Arden B.] (30) Reding Hudson & Dellincy [Brilliancy] 
Hardee, Mary P. (22) Cornelius Hardee & Mary A. Dixon 

July 26, 1883. Chicod. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

A. T. Brown, J. C. Tyson, J. D. Buck 

Hudson, J. B. (23) Harvey Hudson & Sallie 

Mills, George A. (18) Allen Mills & Harriet E. 

Aug. 29, 1883. Chicod. Oliver Herper, Min. 

W. B. Harper, Lewis A. Arnold 



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Hudson, Jasper (23) J. B. Hudson & Geo. Ann 
Clark, Maggie (18) W. L. Clark & Lither 

Oct. 22 1913. Chicod. J. J. Elks, JP 

Naurice Adams, Sophronia Gaskins, M. J. Buck 

Hudson, John (24) Louis Hudson & Sophronia 

Cherry, Virginia (2 1 ) Sam Cherry & Perlina 

Jan. 6, 1876. Greenville twsp. Jos.Latham 

W. S. Brooks, W. J. Tyson 

Hudson, Jno. W. (20) J. F. Hudson & Allvinia? 
Parrimore, Sarah (33) Greene Paremore & Kisia 

May 31, 1885. place ng. Oliver Harper, Min. 

Henry Dixon, W. B. Dixon, Fenor Hudson 

Hudson, Thos. (31) ng 

Joyner, Addie (22) Wm. Joyner & Maggie 

Dec. 16, 1896. Beaver Dam. G. T. Tyson, JP 

Alfred E. Tucker, J. E. Nichols 

Hudson, W. A. (22) J. A. Hudson & Margaret 
Mills, Lillie (19) R. A. [Gus] Mills & Sophia 

[Dec. 21,?] 1898. Chicod. W. H. Corbitt 

Geo. Cox, M. H. Corbitt, Mittie Corbitt 

[date could be a ditto from line above in the index, application date Dec. 6, 1898] 

Lewis, George (22) Isaac Lewis & Mary 
Hudson, Cornelia E. (2 1 ) Harvey Hudson & Sallie 

Jan. 18, 1899. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse, MG 

J. J. Elks, W. S. Hudson, T. B. Hudson 

Smith, Cannon (45) ng 
Hudson, Louisa (40) ng 

Nov. 16, 1898. Greenville twsp. N. S. Seabolt, MG 

Dennis Smith, W. G. Ham, Wm. H. Boyd 

Spikes, Alexander (27) John R. Spikes & Mary 
Hudson, Rebecca A. S. (22) Louis Hudson & Sophronia 

Nov. 2, 1875. Greenville twsp. Jos. Latham, Min. 

M. Fleming, J. L. Hudson, Jesse L. Cherry 

Tyson, John C. (3 1) Cornelius Tyson & Lydia 
Hudson, Sophronia (2 1 ) Redding Hudson & Melissa 

Feb. 11, 1880. Chicod. E. D. Hathaway, Min. 

A. B. Hudson, A. A. Tyson, E. S. Dixon 

Williams, J. R (20) John R. Williams & Lolly [or Sally?] V. 
Hudson, Nannie (18) Jno. R. Hudson & Virginia 

Sept. 19, 1899. Greenville twsp. Henry B. Tucker 

Oscar Tucker, W. L. Forbes 



OS 



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Bible Records 



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Josiah Askew Family Record 

This record was taken from a photocopy of the original bible pages found in the Askew family file in the 
Genealogical Library, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. The Bible was published in 1874 in New York by the 
American Bible Society. According to a note written on one page.."The above records were copied from 
the Bible records kept by my great grandmother, Elizabeth S. Askew Blackstock. I own the Bible. Evelyn 
Averett Corcoran." This photocopy of the record was found in 1978 in the papers of Alice Ann Askew 
(Mrs. Richard G. Askew), Bartlesville, OK. According to other notes with the record, Josiah Askew was in 
Pitt County, NC for a time. 

FAMILY RECORD 

MARRIAGES 

Josiah Askew And Nancy Jernigan April 14 th 1803 
Henry J. Blackstock To Aug. 20 th 1874. Fannie B. Owens 
Jesse Blackstock To 23d Dec. 1841 Elizabeth S. Askew 
Sarah A. F. Blackstock To 8 th Aug. 1858 Geo. J. Turner 
Nancy L. Blackstock To Oct. 8 th 1868 William A Cliatt 
Josiah J. Blackstock To Feb. 1 1* 1869 Sallie H. Davis 
Jno. W. Blackstock To Jan. 28 th 1870. Eliza J. Curington 

BIRTHS 

Josiah Askew July 14 th 1776. 
Nancy Jernigan (his wife) April 18 th 1786. 
Eliza M. Askew Feby. 2th 1804. 
Uriah Askew Nov. 30 th 1805. 
John Askew Feby. 14 th 1807. 
Sarah Askew April 28 th 1809. 
Julia Askew Mch. 17 th 1811. 
Henry J. Askew Feby. 12 th 1814. 
Anne Rauls Askew May 31 st 1819. 
Elizabeth S Askew Dec. 25 th 1821. 
Selela T. Askew Oct. 25 th 1823. 
Josiah Askew Jany. 23, 1825. 
William H. Askew June 6 th 1827. 

BIRTHS 

Jesse Blackstock June 22 nd 1821. 
Elizabeth S. Blackstock Dec. 25 th 1821. 
Sarah A. F. Blackstock Nov. 26 th 1842 
Josiah J. Blackstock Jany. 14* 1845. 
Henry J. Blackstock Aug. 28th 1846. 
Jno W. Blackstock April 5 th 1848. 
Nancy L. Blackstock Dec. 2 nd 1849. 
Jesse Blackstock July 4 th 1851. 

John W. Blackstock & Eliza J. Currington children 
Minnie Lamar Blackstock Oct. 20 1870 
Tim Ellason Blackstock July 4 1872 
Young Solomon Blackstock May 28 1875 



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Raif Johnson Blackstock Nov. 17 1878 
Gertia Eugenia Blackstock Oct. 29 1881 
Fletcher Owen A Blackstock Nov. 29 1884 
Tim Ellason Blackstock died Aug. 9 1898 
Young Solomon Blackstock died May 17 1934 
Raif Johnsone Blackstock Jan. 16, 1942 
Minnie Lamar Blackstock Nov. 26 1945 

DEATHS 

Jesse Blackstock , Sen. Jany 14 th 1851 

Jesse S. Blackstock , Jr. Mch. 4 th 1858. 

Nancy L. Cliatt June 1 st 1874. 

J. J. Blackstock June 14 th 1909 

Elizabeth S. Blackstock Nov. 6-1898 

Sarah A. F. Turner July 8 th 1899— 

H. J. Blackstock Aug th 1912 

G J Turner, Sen May 23 rd 1912 — 

Eliza J. Blackstock March 28 th 1924. 

John W. Blackstock May. 27 th 1925. 

Minnie Lamar Blackstock Owens Nov. 26, 1945 

Henry Eubank Owens Nov. 27, 1936 



Sugg Family Bible 

This bible record was transcribed by the PCGQ editor many years ago from an old bible owned by Mrs. B. 
B. (Sarah) Sugg, of Greenville, NC. The bible was given away in the family and lost and cannot be perused 
again. Unfortunately, the first page of my notes from the bible [about 8 references] have disappeared. 
Because of the value of Bible Records, the incomplete record is given below. 



Elizabeth Sugg Born febrary the 3 1806 

Lemuel Sugg and Nancy Sugg twins Bora April 29th 1808 

Susannah Sugg Born the 29th of June 1810 

John Sugg Born January the 27th 1812 

Delange Sugg Born Sept the 9th 1813 

Edy Sugg Born July 25th 1815 

fanney Sugg Born May 25, 1817 

Benjamin Hardy Sugg Born November 1 Id 1819 

Josiah Sugg Born April the 5d 1821 

Benjn H Sugg to Nancy Cunningim was married May 20th 1 840 

Susanna Elizabeth Sugg Daughter of Benjamin H Sugg and Nancy Sugg his wife was bornd March the 3 A. 
D. 1841 

Mary Ann Sugg Daughter of B H Sugg and Nancy Sugg his wife was Born March 30th 1 843 A. D. 

William Henry Sugg son of Benjamin Sugg and Nancy Sugg his wife was Bora September the 20th 1 844 

Benjamin Franklin Sugg son of Do & Do was bora the 12 Day of July in the year of our Lord 1846 July 

Isaac Andrew Sugg son of Do & Do was Born August the 12th in the year of our Lord 1848 

Jesse Lemuel Sugg son of B H and N Sugg was Born the 29th Day of April in the year of our Lord 1850 

Saror Frances Sugg Daughter of B H and N Sugg was Bora the 12 Day of January AD 1 852 

Theodotia Margaret Sugg Daughter of Do & Do was born Octr 24 AD 1 854 

Nancy Cunninggim daughtr of Jesse and Polly Cunninggim was born Feb. 13th 1814 

Susanna Elizabeth Sugg married to Maj Henry Harding Feb. 21, 1867 

Isaac C. Cunningim Son of Jesse & Pollie Cunningim Died Der 3 1st 1837 

Nancy Sugg wife of Benjamin Sugg died April 28th 1895. 

Benjamin H. Sugg died Feb. 23rd 1897. 

Jesse L. Sugg Son of Benjamin and Nancy Sugg, died Oct. 4.th 1907. 



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Isaac A. Sugg. Son of Benjamin and Nancy Sugg. died. May 11, 1908. 

William H. Sugg Son of Benjamin & Nancy Sugg died in Federal prison during the wars between the 
states. 

Theodotia Margret Sugg Daughter of B H Sugg and Nancy Sugg his wife Departed this life the 17th Day of 
August A. D. 1855 

Sarah F. Sugg daugter of B H Sugg & Nancy Sugg died the 4th of July 1893 
Polly Cuninggim wife of Jesse Cuninggim died Octr 20th 1835 
Jesse Cuninggim died Deem 30th 1836 

BIRTHS 
Slaves 

Duke Born March 1777 

Dembow Born March 1779 

Diley Born June 18 th 1779 

Easter born June 16 th 1782 

Dinah Born March 1785 

Lida Born March 1791 

fillis March 1797 

Selah Born February 6, 1799 

Penny Born May 1th, 1801 

Blont Born Deem 19 th 1802 

Amy Born Septr. 16 th 1804 

Harner Born march 1th 1806 

pheBa Born Augt 15 1806 

Myma (Myrna?) Born April 24, 1808 

Bob Born June 1th 1808 

Cloa Born Septr 16 1808 

fereba Born July 21 1810 

Sara Born Augt. 19 1810 

Thena Born february 26 1 8 1 2 

Clarkey Born march 31,1812 

Turner Born Septr. 25 1813 

Luba Born march 10 1814 

Rebecka Born may 2 1814 

Harret and Delcy Born November 18 th 1815 

Vilet Born Deem. 20 1816 

Darnel was Born September 14 th day 1817 

Jorndain was Borned December the 2 1 st day 1817 

Hall Born Deem. 30d- 1817 

Peter Borne January the 25 day 1819 

Betty Born Oct. 27d. 1819 

Charity Born Oct. 3 Id 1819 

Jack ann Born march the 13 day 1 820 

Peney Born January the 20d. 1821 

Rose Born March the 4d 1821 

Novm the 9d 1821 Charles Born 

Richard Born Deem the 4d 1821 

Zedick Born Aug 

Lucy twins Aug 31-1822 

Isa Bel March the 3 1823 

Edmon Deem the 12d 1823 

Silus Born March 9d 1824 

Isaac Born May 2 1 d 1 824 

Eliza Born August 13d 1824 

William Born June 10 1826 

Elly Born July the 8 th day 1 827 



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Nanna Bora May the 7 day 1 828 
Lemmon Bora febur. the 3d 1829 
Easter Bora October the 20d 1830 
Robbin was Born December the 16d 183 1 
Dig was born April 17 th 1832 
Harper was born April the 14 1833 
Charles was born the 4 1833 September 
Harret was Bora April the 3th 1834 
Marendy was bora Bornd Feb 22th 1 835 
Betty Borned Feb. 28 1835 
Deley was Borned Sept 1 1 th 1835 
Liddia Was Born Jany 14 th 1837 
Dinah was bora January 26 1837 



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Index 



Adams, Archibald 15 

Adams, Catherine 15 

Adams, Levin 19 

Adams, Nancy 15 

Albritton, B. G 4, 16 

Albritton, William B 9 

Allen, Amanda 21 

Allen, Zacheriah 2 

Anderson, L. R 15 

Andrews, George W 17 

Andrews, Henry 20 

Arnold, Lewis A 24 

Askew, Anne Rauls 26 

Askew, Eliza M 26 

Askew, Elizabeth S 26 

Askew, Henry J 26 

Askew, John 26 

Askew, Josiah 26 

Askew, Julia 26 

Askew, Richard G 26 

Askew, Sarah 26 

Askew, Selela T 26 

Askew, Uriah 26 

Askew, William H 26 

Atkinson, Peyton A 15 

Baker, Bennett 10 

Baldree, Lewis??? 23 

Ballard, Joseph L 8 

Barnhill, Ashley J 21 

Barnhill, John 11 

Barnhill, Sallie 21 

Barnhill, Sidney D 21 

Barnhill, W. G 21 

Bayner, Sophia 22 

Beardsley, L. P 16, 17 

Bellflower, Etta 20 

Bibb, James H 16 

Blackstock, Elizabeth S 26 

Blackstock, Fletcher Owen . 27 
Blackstock, Gertia Eugenia.. 27 

Blackstock, Henry J 26 

Blackstock, Jesse 26, 27 

Blackstock, John W 26, 27 

Blackstock, Josiah J 26, 27 

Blackstock, Minnie Lamar... 26, 27 

Blackstock, Nancy L 26 

Blackstock, Raif Johnson 27 

Blackstock, Sarah A. F 26 

Blackstock, Tim Ellason 26, 27 

Blackstock, Young Solomon 26, 27 

Blount, Elias J 14, 15 

Blow, William J 14, 16, 17 

Bonner, William S 17 

Bowers, Clara 23 

Bowers, Silas 21 

Bowers, William 21 



Boyd, Edward 24 

Boyd, John 15 

Boyd, Samuel 24 

Boyd, William H 25 

Boyd, William 24 

Braxton, C. C 8 

5 
5 
5 



Braxton, Council 

Braxton, F. M 

Braxton, Gustavus 

Briley, Augustus 

Briley, Bettie E 

Briley, Gracy 

Briley, Jesse 

Briley, John 

Briley, Mahala 

Briley, Mary Ann 

Briley, William B 

Briley, William L 

Briley, Willis 2 

Brinkley, Jesse 22 

Britton, Frank 20 

Brooks, Edwin 16 

Brooks, John W 9 

Brooks, Malissa 8 

Brooks, Martha 9 

Brooks, Sarah 9 

Brooks, W. F 9 

Brown, A. L 24 

Brown, Henry W 16, 17 

Brown, John J 17 

Brown, Mary W 15 

Brown, Miss 23 

Brown, Rebecca 22 

Brown, Samuel 17 

Bryant, William P 9 

Buck, Allen 24 

Buck, Bettie 24 

Buck, Bryan 3 

Buck, George R 24 

Buck, J. D 24 

Bullock, Mr 23 

Bunting, Lawrence 9 

Burroughs, Barbara A 20 

Burrows, Q. A 24 

Bynum, Allen 15 

Bynum, R A 13, 15 

Campbell, James E 24 

Campbell, Vincent 24 

Cannon, Caleb 14, 15 

Carr, Elias 15 

Carr, Laura 19 

Carr, Matthew L 3 

Carson, George R 22 

Carson, James Ric 20 

Carson, Linga 20 

Carson, Roderick 22 



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Index 



Cherry, Gray 23 

Cherry, J. J 15, 16, 17 

Cherry, Jesse L 25 

Cherry, M. C. G 9 

Cherry, Will 17 

Cherry, William L 10, 17 

Clark, Maggie 25 

Clark, W. L 25 

Clarke, Malvina 1 8 

Clarke, Piney 18 

Cliatt, Nancy L 27 

Cliatt, William A 26 

Cobb, Minnie 19 

Congleton, Elizabeth 18 

Congleton, Henry Slade 18 

Congleton, Henry 18 

Congleton, James R 15 

Congleton, Julia 18 

Congleton, Lizzie 20 

Congleton, William Blount.. 18 

Rollins, J.J 18 

Cooper, Robert 21 

Corbitt, M. H 25 

Corbitt, Mittie 25 

Corbitt, W. H 25 

Corey, Lossie??? 23 

Corey, Samuel 9 

Cox, Sylvester 14 

Craft, E. H 2 

Crawford, Calvin 2 

Crisp, Felicia 21 

Crisp, Jennie 21 

Crisp, Oscar 21 

Cunningham, Isaac C 27 

Cunningham, Jesse 27, 28 

Cunningham, Nancy 27 

Cunningham, Polly 28 

Cunningham, Susan Eliz 27 

Currington, Eliza J 26 

Dancy, G. A 17 

Daniel, George Leroy 22 

Daniel, Henrietta 15 

Daniel, William 22 

Darden, W. A 15 

Davenport, Benjamin 21 

Davenport, Clayton 20 

Davenport, William 21 

David, Richard R 16 

Davis, B. A 16 

Davis, E. M 16 

Davis, Sallie H 26 

Davis, William J 16 

Dawson, John W 14 

Dawson, Levi 14 

Deberry, Lemuel 14 

Dickerson, Marshal 17 



Dixon, E. S 25 

Dixon, Henry...; 24 

Dixon, Henry 25 

Dixon, J. W 24 

Downs, Abel 21 

Downs, John D 21 

Downs, Kennell 21 

Drake, Edward 23 

Drake, Frances 23 

Dupree, Thomas B 14 

Eagles, W. C 7 

Elks, J. J 25 

Ellis, Bryan 8 

Evans, Calvin 16 

Evans, Johnson 6, 7 

Everett, J. C 6,7 

Everett, Lela 22 

Everett, William 5, 6, 7 

Ewell, Stephen Lamb 22 

Ewell, William World 22 

Fife, S. A 15 

Flanekin, William 2 

Flannagan, Archibald 10 

Fleming, David S 17 

Fleming, Henry 17, 21 

Fleming, Ivey 16, 17 

Fleming, John 22 

Fleming, M 25 

Fleming, Valena 22 

Fleming, W. L 22 

Fleming, William Alphonza.22 

Floyd, Maggie 20 

Forbes, A. A 7 

Forbes, Arthur 15 

Forbes, W.L 25 

Ford, Betsy 20 

Frink, John, Maj 2 

Frizzle, W. R 14 

Fulford, Benjamin 11 

Fulford, Smithy Ann 11 

Galloway, James 13, 17 

Galloway, John 4, 17 

Gaskins, Adam 24 

Gladstone, F. L 23 

Gladstone, MaryE 23 

Gore, John 2 

Graham, Eliza A 17 

Greene, Charles 17 

Griffin, CM 17 

Griffin, Lewis 8 

Grimes, Bryan, Gen 3 

Grimes, J. Bryan, Col 3 

Grimsley, William 14 

Grizzard, Allen 10 

Grizzard, Asa 10 

Grizzard, Elizabeth 10 



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Grizzard, James A 10 

Grizzard, Jesse 10 

Grizzard, John T 10 

Grizzard, John 10 

Grizzard, Mary 10 

Grizzard, Milly 10 

Grizzard, Prisey 10 

Gurganus, Emily 20 

Gurganus, Henry 15 

Gurganus, Simon 20 

Haddock, Felix 21 

Haddock, Lucinda 21 

Ham, W. G 25 

Hardee, Cornelius 24 

Hardee, Mary P 24 

Harper, Oliver, Rev 24 

Harper, W. B 24 

Harrell, Betsy 21 

Harrell, Charity 21 

Harrell, Emma L 21 

Harrell, Jasper 21 

Harrington, William D 15 

Harris, Henry H 16 

Harris, Rebecca 22 

Harris, Spencer S 16 

Harriss, Taylor 24 

Harriss, Wright 24 

Haynes, Bythel 1 

Heath, Bryant, Rev 24 

Hickman, Samuel 2 

Highsmith, James 23 

Highsmith, Mary 11 

Highsmith, Miss 21 

Hill, William 2 

Hines, P. E 14 

Hines, Robert W 17 

Hoel, Edward 16 

Hopkins, Henry 14 

House, Alma 19 

House, Archibald 14 

House, Ashley 22 

House, David 14, 22 

House, Susan Jerusha 22 

Hudson, Allen 24 

Hudson, Arden B 24, 25 

Hudson, Cornelia 25 

Hudson, Fenner 25 

Hudson, Harvey C 24, 25 

Hudson, J. A 25 

Hudson, J. F 25 

Hudson, Jasper 25 

Hudson, Jesse 24 

Hudson, JohnB 24 

Hudson, John R 25 

Hudson, Louis 25 

Hudson, Louisa 25 



Index 



Hudson, Martha 


24 


Hudson, Martha 


24 


Hudson, Mary A 


24 


Hudson, Nannie 


25 


Hudson, Polly Ann 


24 


Hudson, Redding 


24, 25 


Hudson, Sophronia 


25 


Hudson, T. B 


25 


Hudson, Thomas 


25 


Hudson, W. A 


25 


James, Alfred 


12 


James, Armissa 


12 


James, B. C 


23 


James, Bethel 


23 


James, Eason 


17 


James, Laura 


12 


James, M. G 


2 




12 


James, Nancy L 


23 


Jenkins, John T 


12 


Jenkins, Mary F 


12 


Jernigan, Nancy 


26 


Johnson, Jennie 


23 


Johnson, John V 


14 


Johnson, Uriah 


23 


Johnson, W. L 


23 


Joiner, Arthena 


3 


Joiner, Lottie 


3 


Joiner, Susan 


3 


Joiner, Thomas 


3 


Joiner, Vesta Victoria 


3 


Jolly, A. P 


, 24 


Jones, H. B 


15 


Jones, John 


2 


Jones, William J 


14 


Jones, William M., Rev. ... 


24 


Jordan, A. G 


17 


Joyner, Addie 


25 


Joyner, Andrew 


12 


Joyner, Elizabeth 


14 


Joyner, Malissa 


23 


Joyner, Moses 


17 


Joyner, William 


25 


Kammerer, Roger 


....1,2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 


9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 


Keel, Francis 


19 


Keel, Howard 


19 


Keel, Lester I 


19 


Keel, Ray 


22 


Keel, Rebecca 


19 


Keel Sam Grey 


19 


Keel, Sarah 


22 


Keel, Theophilus 


22 


Keel, William Grey 


19 


King, John 


17 


Kittrell, Allen 


....14 



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Index 



Kittrell, Martha 2 

Kittrell, Stanley 2 

Kittrell, Winnie 20 

Knox, Billie 21 

Knox, J. H 21 

Knox, Martha A 23 

Knox, William A 21 

Lang, Robert 15 

Lang, W. G 15 

Langley, David 15 

Langley, James L 15, 17 

Lassiter, Ossil 3 

Latham, A., Elder 4 

Latham, J., Elder 4 

Latham, Jos., Rev 25 

Laughinghouse, J. J 24 

Laughinghouse, Joseph H. ... 17 
Laughinghouse, W. H, Rev. 24 

Lawrence, David 17 

Lewis, George 25 

Lewis, Isaac 25 

Lewis, James 15 

Little, Annie 21 

Little, Ichabod Harris 22 

Little, Lewis G 17 

Little, Samuel 22 

Long, Joseph R 2 

Manning, Ed 21 

Manning, Elizabeth 20 

Manning, Frances 22 

Manning, Harmon J 21 

Manning, Louisa 20 

Manning, Matthew 9 

Manning, William Thomas ..20 

Manning, William 20 

Manning, Willis 23 

Manning, Wilson 20 

Matthews, John L 22 

Matthews, Sophia Agnes 22 

May, Alfred 15 

May, Benjamin 8 

May, Elizabeth A 5 

May, Emily 15 

May, Harriet L 6 

May, Henrietta L 5 

May, James A 5, 6 

May, James W 15, 17 

May, John N 5, 6 

May, John 15 

May, Mary A 8 

May, Mary D 5 

May, Mary Finettie 8 

May, Penelope 8 

May, Polly 5, 6 

May, Thomas D 5, 6, 7 

May, William 5, 6, 7,8 



McGowan, Nicholas 7 

McLawhorn, Alfred 9 

McLawhorn, Lewis 8 

Merrills, David 16 

Merrills, Gracy 16 

Merrills, Jonathan 16 

Mills, Allen 24 

Mills, Calvin 4 

Mills, Celie 4 

Mills, George A 24 

Mills, James H 4 

Mills, John 1 

Mills, Lewis 4 

Mills, Naisby 4 

Mills, R. A 25 

Mills, Washington 4 

Mills, William Allen 4 

Mobley, Francis 24 

Mobley, Louisa 24 

Moore, Anna 16 

Moore, E. L 20 

Moore, Elizabeth 16 

Moore, Enoch 16, 17 

Moore, Harriet 16 

Moore, J. J 15 

Moore, James A 2 

Moore, Jane 16 

Moore, John H 23 

Moore, John J 2 

Moore, John 16 

Moore, Katie Williams 20 

Moore, Leona E 20 

Moore, Nancy 16, 23 

Moore, Oliver 16 

Moore, Penelope 16 

Moore, Redding 15 

Moore, Roderick 16 

Moore, Sallie 16, 20 

Moore, Warren 16 

Moore, William 16 

Mooring, D. C 21 

Moye, Abram J 15 

Moye, Alfred 15 

Moye, William J 15 

Murray, James 16 

Nelson, Mary A 23 

Nelson, Rilla 20 

Nelson, Thomas E 13 

Newton, W. B. F 14 

Newton, Walter 13 

Nichols, J. E 25 

Nobles, Margeret 23 

Nobles, T. T 11 

Nobles, Thomas 2 

Norris, Jesse 22 

Nyre, Parker 1 



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Index 



Owens, Fannie B 26 

Owens, Henry Eubank 27 

Page, James Howell 22 

Page, John 22 

Page, Mitt 22 

Parker, G. W 15 

Parker, H. G 14 

Parrott, Benjamin F 8 

Patrick, Joel 14 

Paul, James L 16, 17 

Pearce, B. C 17 

Peebles, John 14 

Peebles, William 14, 16 

Perkins, Churchill 15, 17 

Perkins, J. V 17, 18 

Perkins, William H 15 

Pollard, Annie 23 

Pollard, Benjamin, Sr 5, 7 

Pollard, Reddick 14 

Powell, David Smith 23 

Powell, F. S 23 

Powell, Sam 23 

Price, N. E 14 

Price, Nymphas A 16 

Purvis, Nancy C 23 

Quinerly, J. P 18 

Quinerly, W. A 17 

Rayburn, William 6, 7 

Rives, Peter 5 

Robertson, John L 16 

Ross, Elizabeth 24 

Ross, Hester 21 

Ross, W.A 21 

Ross, W. B 21 

Rountree, Charles 16, 17 

Seabolt,N. S 25 

Selby, John A 16 

Sermons, Elias 2 

Sermons, William 2 

Sheppard, Henry 5, 6, 9, 12 

Shivers, Louisa 20 

Simmons, John 2 

Simmons, Luke R 2 

Sitgreaves, John, Col 1 

Smith, Caleb 4, 17 

Smith, Cicero 23 

Smith, D. H 17 

Smith, Dennis 25 

Smith, Jesse 3, 8 

Smith, Joel 23 

Smith, Mack P 20 

Smith, Samuel 14 

Smith, W. B 23 

Spain, Capt 1 

Spain, Charles H 15 

Spain, Drewry 15 



Spain, Sidney H 15 

Speight, Abner 15 

Speight, Bennett 20 

Speight, Joshua 22 

Speight, Martha 22 

Spell, Anis 16 

Spikes, Alexander 25 

Spikes, John R 25 

Stancill, Bettie 20 

Stancill, Henry 17 

Stancill, Jesse 14 

Staton, Mollie 19 

Stevens, Joshua 2 

Stocks, Susan 14 

Sugg, B. B 27 

Sugg, Benjamin Hardy 27 

Sugg, Benjamin 27, 28 

Sugg, Delanye 27 

Sugg, Edy 27 

Sugg, Elizabeth 27 

Sugg, Fanney 27 

Sugg, Isaac A 27 

Sugg, J. A 10 

Sugg, Jesse Lemuel 27 

Sugg, John 27 

Sugg, Josiah 27 

Sugg, Lemuel 27 

Sugg, Mary Ann 27 

Sugg, Nancy 27 

Sugg, Sarah F 28 

Sugg, Susannah 27 

Sugg, Theodotia Margaret.... 27, 28 

Sugg, William H 27 

Sugg, William Henry 27 

Sutton, H. A 17 

Sutton, Josiah 10 

Taylor, George 14 

Taylor, Isaac 14 

Teel, Bynum 1 1 

Teel, Elkanah 7 

Teel, Linsey 22 

Teel, Moses 14 

Thigpen, L. B 13 

Thigpen, Mary Emma 22 

Thomas, Jessie 23 

Thomas, Linda 23 

Tison, Sherrod 3 

Tucker, Alfred E 25 

Tucker, Benjamin F 5 

Tucker, Henrietta 9 

Tucker, Henry B 25 

Tucker, Oscar 25 

Tucker, Wyatt 9 

Tugwell, Robert 16 

Turnage, Robert E 3, 8, 14 

Turner, Betsey 10 



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Index 



Turner, George J 26, 27 

Turner, Moses 2 

Turner, Prudy 10 

Turner, Sarah A. F 27 

Tyer, W. L 14 

Tyson, A. A 24, 25 

Tyson, Benjamin 15 

Tyson, Cornelius 25 

Tyson, Frank 12 

Tyson, J. C 24 

Tyson, Japhat 15 

Tyson, John C 25 

Tyson, Joseph 15 

Vainright, John 1 1 

Vanderford, Patsey 10 

Walsh, J. T.,Dr 4 

Walston, Jeptha 17 

Walston, Luke 9 

Ward, Robert 1 

Ward, Sarah Frances 22 

WarcLTrulah 19 

Ward, V. A 22 

Warren, Delia Ann 22 

Warren, James 21 

Warren, Lacy 22 

Warren, Richard H 22 

Warren, Richard 22 

Warren, William H 21 

Washington, General 1 

Watson, A. A., Bishop 11 

Weatherington, Jerry 9 

Weatherington, Martha 9 

Whichard, Ann 22 

Whichard, Mary 11 

Whichard, Virginia 22 

White, William Y 10 

Whitehead, William 16, 17 

Whitehurst, Allie 12 

Whitehurst, C. M 20 

Whitehurst, Clemmy 1 1 

Whitehurst, Emily 23 

Whitehurst, J. A 23 

Whitehurst, James R 20 

Whitehurst, John 23 

Whitehurst, Mary E 9 

Whitehurst, Robert D 9 

Whitehurst, W. C 23 

Whitfield, Anna 20 

Whitfield, Benjamin 9 

Whitfield, G. B 9 

Wiggins, Thomas M 13 

Williams, H. L. H 14 

Williams, J.L 21 

Williams, John R 25 

Williams, John 21 

Williams, Lucinda 21 



Williams, Mary Ann Eliz 18 



Williams, Richard 17 

Williams, Willis R 17 

Williamson, Charlotte 14 

Willoughby, JohnB 16 

Willoughby, Lydia 16 

Willoughby, William J 16 

Wilson, A. J 13 

WinfiekLH., Elder 4 

Woodworm, Dorothy 19 

Worsley, Melissa 19 

Yellowley, E. C 4,9, 10, 11 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 



UARTERLY 



volume xvn, NO. 2 



May 2010 



Drury Rogers, revolutionary war pension 

abbott/witherington court case, 1822 

Pettit/Wetherington Letter, 1835 

James Smith Estate Sale, 1837 

Capt. Adams District tax list, 1846 

Moye/Blount/Tyer Deed, 1850 

Harper Family deed, 1850 

Cannon/Blount Family deed, 1850 

discd7les of christ meeting, 1852 , 

Little's Chapel Deed, 1853 

Pnr County Court minutes, 1861 

Will of Finetta Williams, 1863 

CollinsAVdlloughby/Sermons/Sutton deed, 1869 

Bryan Smith Land Petition 

Greene County death Certhtcates 

Pollard family marriages 

Bible Records Sherod T. Smith Bible Record 

John A. Leggett Bible Record 

William Henry SMrra BrnLE Record . 

Queries 

Index 



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FILLERS Joseph Whichard, Prisoner of War, 1864 . 

Large King/Atkinson Family, 1887 

~ Bryan Grimes Confederate Camp, 1915 

Taft's Landing Burned, 1896 

Ayden Masons Install Officers, 1915 

Winterville Debating Club, 1915 

Went to Confederate Reunion, 1915 

New Stores of Turnage/Eagles, 1889 

William Williams, Felon, 1790 



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Drury Rogers, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Drury Rogers found on 
microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of Kentucky County of Lyon } SS 

DECLARATION 

Made before Robert PIERCE a Justice of the peace in and for said county, duly authorized by law to 
administer oaths for general purposes, by Mrs. Frances ROGERS a resident of Lyon County on the 13th 
day of October A.D., 1856 

I Frances ROGERS above named aged 72 years, do make the following statement, viz.: 
I am the widow of Drury ROGERS deceased, who was a private in Captain James Armstrong's company of 

North Carolina volunteers in the Regiment commanded by in the service of the United States, in the 

war of the Revolution, my said husband served two tours, in the last of which, he was taken Prisoner, and 
so held on board a ship in Charleston Harbour S. C 

My said husband volunteered in Pitt County North Carolina on (or about) the day of A.D. 1777 for term 

of mor e than H days and continued in actual service in said war for the term of more than 14 days and was 

exchanged as a prisoner at (or near) a place called Charleston on (or about) the day of A.D. 1 778 as 

well as I can now remember 

I married the said Drury ROGERS in Pitt county North Carolina on the 15th day of March A.D. 1814 as his 
2nd wife by one Squire Ben TISON, a Justice of the peace and my name before said marriage, was Frances 
JOHNSON My said husband died in Caldwell county, Kentucky on (or about) the 27th day of April, A.D. 
182 [blob] and I am now a widow. 

I refer to the rolls of said company in which my husband served for the truth of my statements. I have never 
received a land warrant under any act of Congress nor have I ever before applied. 

I make the declaration for the purpose of receiving the benefit of the Bounty Land Act of March 3rd, 1855 
and also for a certificate of pension. 

I have never received the benefit of this or any other Act, or made any application as stated above. 
Witness Frances (her X mark) ROGERS 

James C. Weller 

I CH BROGDEN Comptroller of Public Accounts in and for the State aforesaid do hereby certify that it 
appears of record in my office among the payments made by said State to sundry persons for Military 
service in the Revolutionary War as follows 
Drury Rogers 

North Carolina, New Bern District, No. 1609 

"This may certify, that Drury ROGERS, of Pitt County, is allowed in Specie the sum of thirty-nine Pounds 

(£39) for Militia duty agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed in 1781 dated this 18th day of November, 

1783 James CORR Clerk 

Thomas CORR 

John HAWKS, Auditor" 

Pitt County was in the New Bern District and the records in my office do not show the name of any other 

Drury ROGERS and that County court and that District, except the one mentioned. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at the city of Raleigh, this 

8th day of Marched, A.D. 1 857 

S/ CH BROGDEN, Comptroller NC 

State of North Carolina 

Know all men by these presents that we Drury ROGERS and are held and firmly bound unto his 

excellency William HAWKINS Esq Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over the 



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said State, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money to be paid to the said Governor, his successors 
or assigns 

To which payment will and truly be made, we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and adminstrators, jointly 
and severalty bound by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 14 th day of March AD 1814 
The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Drury ROGERS hath made 
application for a license for a marriage, intended to be had and solemnized between him and Frances 
JOHNSON of the county aforesaid. Now in case it shall not appear at any time hereafter, that there is any 
lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full 
force and ? 

Signed sealed & delivered Drury ROGERS {seal} 

in presence of Amos EVANS {seal} 

Richard EVANS 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I Henry SHEPPARD Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid do hereby 
certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the marriage Bond of Drury ROGERS and Frances JOHNSON 
as now on file in my office and I do hereby further [missing page] 



Joseph Whichard, Prisoner of War, 1864 

REPORT OF THE SANITARY COMMITTEE: BEING THE EVIDENCE TAKEN BY THE 
COMMISSION RELATING TO TREATMENT OF UNION PRISONERS BY THE REBELS. 
EVIDENCE OF OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY RETURNED 
AFTER CONFINEMENT IN REBEL PRISONS. This record appeared in The Living Age, Vol. 83. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Testimony taken at Annapolis, Maryland, at United States Army General Hospital, Division No. 1, May 
A.D. 1864. Commissioners Present. — Dr. Valentine Mott, Dr. Edward Delafield, Goveraeur M. Wilkins, 
Esq., Dr. Ellerslie Wallace, Hon. J. I. Clarke Hare, Rev. Treadwell Waiden. 

TESTIMONY OF PRIVATES AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Deposition of Joseph WHICHARD, Pitt County, North Carolina, Company G„ 8 th Regiment, North Carolina. 

I entered the service in September, 1861, and have served in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, 
and at last in Virginia, where I was wounded at Cool Arbor. 

I had on at the time, pants, shoes, a shirt, and a pair of drawers; my clothes were cut off by the surgeon 
in order to dress my wounds, and clean ones were afterwards supplied to me by Union men, both on 
board the boat and since I have been here. 

I have my jacket, and the rest of my property is on the little stand at the head of my bed 

A blanket was taken away from me when wounded, but another has been furnished. 

Rations, half a pound bacon, and ten hard biscuits, daily; nothing else to eat; no rice, peas, or corn meal. 

Was in the hospital at Wilmington, North Carolina, a year ago last May. The fare was tolerable. 

On a march, had an abundance, except for a day or two, when it could not be got. 

Have had everything I want, or have asked for, since I have been here. J. WHICHARD. 



Sworn to before me, Warren WEBSTER, Assistant Surgeon U. S. A. in charge of Hospital. 



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Abbott/Witherington Court Case, 1822 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the Court case found in the Spier Worthington Papers, #353, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Lenoir County} Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions April Term 1822 
To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court aforesaid 

The petition of Thomas ABBOT and Hannah ROUNTREE respectfully sheweth unto your worships that 

some time in the year your Petitioner Thomas ABBOT intermarried with Cassy (or Cassandra) 

daughter of Robert WITHERINGTON of Lenoir County and afterwards to wit on the — day of in the 

y ear the said Robert died intestate leaving Ambrose WITHERINGTON, Hannah ROUNTREE one 

of your petitioners, Richard WITHERINGTON and Abner WITHERINGTON his children, and Noah, 
Sally, Robert, Richard Nancy and William grandchildren and children of his son Robert then deceased, and 
Robert, James and William also Grandchildren and children of his son William WITHERINGTON 
deceased; and the said Cassy his daughter and wife of your petitioner among whom the clear personal 
Estate of said Intestate ought to be distributed according to their respective rights and interests. — And your 
petitioners further sheweth unto your Worships that at the January Term of your Worshipful Court in the 
year 1820 the said Abner WITHERINGTON obtained letters of Administration from the same Court of the 
said Intestates personal Estate and by virtue thereof possessed himself of the said Intestates goods and 
chattels, rights and Credits to the Value of Five Thousand dollars or some other large amount, and hath sold 
or disposed of the same; to a distributive share whereof your petitioners is entitled as aforesaid. And your 
petitioners further sheweth unto your Worships that they have good reason to believe that the said 
Ambrose, Richard, Abner, Robert and William children of said Intestate or some of them received 
advancements from their father the said intestate and your petitioners prays that the said Ambrose, Hannah, 
Richard and Abner may be made parties to this petition and true answer make whither they or either of 
them have received any thing in advancement at what time, what it was and its value; And your petitioners 
further prays that the aforesaid children of the said Robert (son of the Intestate) and the aforesaid children 
of the said William may be duly made parties to this petition by their respective Guardians Ambrose 
WITHERINGTON and John P. DUNN and likewise respectively true answer make whither the said Robert 
and William received any thing in advancement, what it was, when received and its value; And to the end 
that the said Abner WITHERINGTON administrator as aforesaid may set forth a true account of the Kinds, 
value, issues and pfofits of the personal Estate and effects of his said Intestate which came to his hands or 
which but for his wilful default he might have possessed, and how he hath administered or dispose of the 

same and that what is due to your petitioners may be paid to them. May it pleas your Worships to 

grant writs of Subpoena to your petitioners as well against the said Abner as administrator as aforesaid as 
against the said Ambrose Richard and Abner as Distributees as aforesaid and against the aforesaid children 
of the said Robert (son of the Intestate) and William directed to their respective Guardians commanding 
them to appear at the next Term of your Worshipful Court and answer the premises and abide by and 
perform such order, decree and Judgment therein as to your Worships may seem right and meet . And your 
petitioners as in duly bound &g. Jno. H. BRYAN Sol. pro. petente. 



Large King/Atkinson Family, 1887 

Washington Progress, Washington, NC, Tues. Dec. 20, 1887 

— Married in Pitt, on the 1 1th. inst., Mr. John KING, a widower, with nine children, to Mrs. Lue 
ATKINSON, a widow with three children. May they walk the paths of the future with the sunshine of 

prosperity attending their course. 



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PettitAVetherington Letter, 1835 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the letter found in the Spier Worthington Papers, #354.1, East Carolina 
Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

[ON COVER] 

To Spier WETHERTNGTON Palesti_ 111 

North Carolina Sing 3 

Pitt County Greeneville 
post office 

July the 30*= 1835 Mr Spier WETHERTNGTON 

Sir I Reed a few Lines from you Concerning A Suit between you & Feadrick HADDOCK Concerning 
damage on land also you wanted to ask John HANDCOCK sum questions about it But I can inform you 
that it is out of my power to meet your appribation because HANDCOCK is Not in the Cuntry but I have 
Reed a letter from Brother Naseby and he is in Mattisson County West Tennesee on the Suth prong of 
forkedeer river his letter tuck posted ge at Cotten Grove post office and I Expect HANDCOCK is there in 

that Cuntry if he was hear I would attende to your request but as it is I cant do any thing for you 

but I can inforn you that my Self & family is injoy good helth at this time & your family Connection is in 
middlen good helth at this time Our Crops is Sum ingered by the wet altho corn in sum places is vary 
likely wheat was blasted vary much but there was a good Chance of weat raised hear this year it has bin 
the wetist from about 15 th may untill the last of June that Iver have seen I think so No moore at preasent 
but remain yours with respect Nathan PETTIT 



Bryan Grimes Confederate Camp, 1915 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., May 14, 1915 

At the business meeting held Tuesday, prior to the regular program of the memorial exercises, the 
Secretary of Bryan Grimes Camp of Confederate soldiers reported that ten of the memorial exercises since 
the annual reunion of 1914. The total number on the roll now is 139, ninety being present and forty-nine 
absent at the meeting yesterday. 

The names of those who have passed away during the year are given as follows: 
Josiah DDCON, 1st N.C. Cal. Co. H. 

Lt. McG. ERNUL, 27 N.C. Inf. Co. E. 

Titus E. ELKS, 44 N.C. Inf. Co. D. 

Kenneth H. FLEMING, 55 N.C. Inf. Co. E. 

Calvin JONES, 27 N.C. Inf. Co. G. 

Jonathon LANG, 44 N.C. Inf. Co. I. 

Furney LAUGHINGHOUSE, 67 N.C. Inf. Co. E. 

Robert STARKEY, 57 Va. Inf. Co. B. 

Capt. C. A. WHITE, 67 N.C. Inf. Co. 

Kinchen WAINRIGHT, 40 N.C. Inf. Co. F. 



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James Smith Estate Sale, 1837 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original estate sale found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, #145, 
East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

*♦* 

Amount of Sales Sold by Caleb SMITH Adr. of James SMITH deed, the 1st day of March 1837. 









$ c 


St L 


• 

6 Sheep wethers first choice 


JNote 


Hosea BUCK at 


1.06 


O-JO 


6 Sheep wethers 2 ....do 


JXIOtc 


Hosea BUCK at 


-.66 


3 Qfi 
j y\j 


5 Sheep ewes 1 choice 




Isaac GARDNER 


1.25 


f\ 95 


6 Sheep ewes 2 do choice 


JNote 


Isaac GARDNER 


-76 




i l i ] rt „ 

1 1 Hogs 




Hosea BUCK 


2.20 




1 Cow and uait 


INOtc 


Henry H. MILLS 


11.80 


1 1.80 


1 Cow and Call 


Note 


Charles SMITH 


8.07 


8 07 
o V 1 


2 Calves 


JNote 


Edward DIXON 


7.81 


7 81 
/ o 1 


2 sows 


JNote 


John MILLS 


4-00 


8 00 


1 Mare 


Note 


Edward DIXON 


20.30 


7/1 "JO 


10 Geese 


Note 


Henry H MILLS 


40 


4 00 


1 Bed & Bolster 


Note 


William BARRENTON 10.35 




1 Beadstead 


Note 


Levy COX 


3.00 


3 00 


1 Bed & Bolster 32 


Note 


Samuel ROACH 


20-00 


20 00 


1 Coffee Pott 


paid 


Caleb SMITH 


-95 


95 


1 Bedstead 


paid 


Sally SMITH 


3.60 


3 60 


1 Trunk 


paid 


Sally SMITH 


3.60 


3 60 


1 pair sheets 


paid 


James GRIFFIN 


2.70 


2 70 


1 Quilt 


Note 


Isaac GARDNER 


4.05 


4.05 


2 Stocks of bees 


Note 


Aris BUCK 


.81 


-81 


1 do " do 


Note 


Isaac GARDNER 


2.05 


2 05 


1 do " do 


Note 


Isaac GARDNER 


2.30 


2 30 


1 do " do 


Note 


Levy COX 


LSI 


1 51 


1 do " do 


Note 


Isaac GARDNER 


2.00 


2 00 


13 Hogs 


Note 


Joshua SMITH 


2.31 


30 03 
$157.36 



Taft's Landing Burned, 1896 

Daily Reflector, Sat., March 7, 1896 

This morning the buildings at Taft's Landing, seven miles down the river, were destroyed by fire. A 
dwelling house, store, warehouse and some smaller outbuildings were burned. The dwelling was occupied 
by a Mr. DUNN, but the store had been unoccupied for some time. Mr. G. M. TUCKER had about $700 
worth of fertilizers stored in the warehouse which was also destroyed. The buildings belonged to the TAFT 
boys of this town, and there was no insurance upon them. Their loss is about $1,500. We could not learn 
positively the cause of the fire, but it is said to have caught some way on the roof of the dwelling house. In 
the late Mr. A. H. TAFT'S lifetime he did a large merchantile business there, and it has for years been an 
important river landing. 



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Capt. Adams District Tax List, 1846 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original Tax List found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, #145, 
East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 



Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions February Term 1846 

Ordered that Caleb SMITH Esq. be appointed to take the list of Taxables in Capt ADAMS district & make 
return to August Term 1846 Attest 

William D. MO YE CC 



List of Taxables in Capt ADAMS District 1846 

Persons names White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



Adams James Sen 






322 


670 


Adams Thomas 


1 








Adams Anney 




1 


260 


260 


Adams James Jun. 


1 








Adams Jesse 


1 








Adams David S 




5 


830 


1,200 


Adams John 


1 








Adams Bryan 


1 


2 


230 


200 


Adams Lewis 


1 




100 


100 


Adams David Jun. 


1 








Buck Edward 


1 


4 


900 


1,300 


Batson Richards not listed 










Chapman David 




8 


304 


1078 


Clark James 




1 


200 


200 


Chapman Furniford 






398 


398 


Clark David 


1 


1 


100 


100 


Clark William 


1 








Chapman Edward 






555 


1942 


Cambell Sally 




4 


300 


300 


Clark Osburn 






1287 


1100 


Clark Wyatt 


1 


2 






Clark Lydia 




7 






Edwards Thomas 






171 


171 


Edwards William H 






330 


195 


Edwards William 






251 


1070 


Foraes Thomas 


1 


2 


337 


243 


Gardner Asa 




5 


1885 


2732 


Gardner William 




7 


552 


2170 


Gardner Isaac 


1 


2 


212 


1372 


Gardner Wyatt 


1 




295 


1180 


Gwartney Lewis 






184 


736 



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Persons names 


White Poll Black Pole 


Acres Land 


valuation 


Kite Stenhen 




62 


62 


Lewis David 


1 1 


188 


275 


McKinney David 




100 


100 


IV1UUI C V-'ilUi CI 1 1 11 


1 2 


202 


404 


Pntf* William 
rale W 1 1 1 lain 


i i 

1 1 




252 


Qrriitli William ^pti 
oil li ill W iiiiaixi ocii 








Smith T pwi'<i T-T 

Oil 11 111 l_/v Wlj XX 


1 2 






oLUKCo JalliCi 








Smith Tn^hiifi 

OllIlLll J V_" J) 1 I U CI 


2 


775 


9010 


Smith Pillion 

O II 1 1 11 1 U.11CI1 




306 

JV/v 


400 


Smith Hardv T or ITP 




225 


225 


Smith I-Ts*nnnh 
oiiiiui riaiiiiaii 




100 

1 \J\J 


100 

1 \J\J 


Smith T-Tf»nT*\/ H^r^H 
oiiiiLii rrciii y uctu. 


8 
o 






Sir\ l/^c Tn nm a c 




1050 

1 \J-J\J 


1050 


Stokes Hardy 


1 1 


265 


350 


Smith Henry Sen. 


5 


1021 


3530 


Smith Samuel 








Smith John A 








Smith Charles J 


J 






Withington John 


1 6 


830 


1200 


Venters Washington 


1 3 


945 


1145 



Ayden Masons Install Officers, 1915 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., July 9, 1915 

The officers of the Ayden Lodge No. 498, A. F. and A. M., were installed in their beautiful new Temple at 
their regular communication held on Thursday, July 1, by the Past Master C. E. SPEAR as follows: 

W. M.— John H. CHEEK. 

S. W.— Geo. W. PRESCOTT. 

J. W.— Fred G. BUAHMANN. 

Treas.—John R SMITH. 

Secretary— S. A. JENKINS. 

S. D.— William A. CRAFT. 

J. D.— George W. BRILEY. 

S. S.— Frank HART. 

J. S.--Heber G. MUMFORD. 

Tyler— Todd R ALLEN 
This Lodge has the honor of having the District Deputy Grand Master, Mr. Jno. H. CHEEK as its 
worshipful master, and as a compliment to him, have invited the District Grand Lodge to hold its first 
meeting with them on the 19th of August. The District Grand Lodge is composed of all the lodges in Pitt 
County, ten in number. 



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Moye/Blount/Tyer Deed, 1850 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book NN, p. 396; Register of Deeds, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Norfleet TYER & wife To Thomas A GORHAM (Deed) 

This indenture made and entered into this the 2nd day of September one Thousand Eight hundred and fifty 
between Norfleet TYER and Abagail M TYER his wife of the county of Pitt and state of North Carolina of 
the one part and Thomas A GORHAM of the county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that 
we the said Norfleet TYER & wife Abigail M. TYER, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred 
& twenty Dollars to us in hand paid before the sealing and delivering of these presents by the said Thomas 
A GORHAM the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and ourselves therewith fully Satisfied contented 
and paid do hereby bargain, sell, alien, e nfeoff , convey and confirm unto the said Thomas A GORHAM his 
heirs executors, Administrators and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the 
County of Pitt on the south side of Tar River and is a part of the tract of Land granted to George MO YE by 
pattent bearing date the twenty first day of October One Thousand seven hundred and eighty two and sold 
by the said George MO YE to Isaac BALDREE the thirteenth day of January One Thousand seven hundred 
and ninety eight and subsequently sold by the said Isaac BALDREE to James H. BLOUNT (as per deed on 
record) by whose will Elizabeth WILLIAMS and Abigail TYER acquired their rights; the former right was 
purchased by the said Norfleet TYER, the 20th day of June One Thousand eight hundred and forty nine 
and adjoining the lands of Samuel B. MARSH, Harvey (Harry?) B. JAMES, Moses TYSON and others, 
bounded as follows, beginning at a pine running east sixty poles to a pine thence south two hundred poles 
to a red oak thence west two hundred and eight Poles to a pine in the west line of the patent Thence south? 
two hundred poles to a pine Thence east one hundred and forty eight poles to the beginning, containing by 
estimation two hundred and sixty acres of Land more or less. Together with all woods, mines, waters, 
ways, he reditam ents emoluments and privelidges, thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining . To 
have and to hold the said piece or parcel of Land with all the privileges thereunto belonging unto the said 
Thomas A GORHAM his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns forever, and we the said Norfleet 
TYER and Abigail M TYER for ourselves, our heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns, do covenant 
and agree to and with the said Thomas A GORHAM his heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns to 
warrant and forever defend all right and title and Interest to the above described piece or parcel of land to 
him the said Thomas A GORHAM him, his heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns forever against the 
lawful claim or claims of all and every person whatsoever. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our 
hands and seals day and date above written. 

Signed sealed delivered in presence of N. TYER {Seal} 

[NO NAMES] Abigail M. TYER {Seal} 



Paul White's Ship Fire, 1775 

News item found in TheN. C. Gazette, New Bern, NC, July 7, 1775. The "Indian Land" mentioned is 
probably "Red Banks." Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

New Bern, July 7 The Sloop Temperance, Paul WHITE, Master, lying at Indian Land, in Pitt County, 

was dismasted and set on Fire by the Lightning on Tuesday last. One Man only on board, who was asleep, 
the People on Shore perceiving it went on Board and put out the Fire. 



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Harper Family Deed, 1850 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book NN, p. 168; Register of Deeds, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Oliver HARPER to Henry WINGET (Deed) 

This indenture made on the 12th day of April A.D. One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty between Oliver 
HARPER of the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina on the one part and Henry WTNGET of the 
County of Pitt and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth; that the said Oliver HARPER for and in 
consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy five dollars to him in hand paid by the said Henry 
WINGET at the time of Executing these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, 
bargained, Sold, conveyed aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, convey 
alien and confirm unto the said Henry WINGET his heirs and assigns a certain tract or tract or parcel of 
land in the county of Pitt and state of North Carolina it being the Land which is now undivided that fell to 
him the said Oliver HARPER by the death of his father Alexander HARPER and also all that land which 
fell to me the said Oliver HARPER by the death of my two Brothers Blaney HARPER and John HARPER 
which lands are also undivided situated on the East side of the back swamp adjoining the BLUNT Hall tract 
of Land and Cannon STOCKS land Jabez MANNING Francis S HARPER & Edward HARPER to have 
and to hold the said Lands and premises all and Singular the Tenements Hereditaments woods, ways, 
waters, mines, minerals, improvements, rents, issues, profits, remainders, reversions, privileges and 
appertanances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Henry WINGET his heirs 
and assigns to his and There now proper use and behoff in fee simple forever And the said Oliver HARPER 
and his heirs all and singular the premises hereby conveyed to the said Henry WINGET his heirs and 
assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend from the Lawful claims of any and all person Whatsoever 
and I the aforesaid Oliver HARPER for my self and heirs executors and Administrators hath covenanted 
and agreed and by these presents doath covenant and agree to render the said Henry WINGET his heirs and 
assigns that he the said Oliver HARPER is now at the time of executing these presents seized of a good 
sure and indefeasible estate of Inheritance in the aforesaid Lands and promises and that he hath full power 
and lawful authority to coinvey the same and the said Henry WINGET his heirs and assigns shall have and 
hold peaceable possession of the same free from any Judgmentsexecutions trust dower rights and all other 
incumberances whatsoever to the aforesaid Lands and premises containing by estimation to be one hundred 
and sixty five acres to be the same more or less. In Testimony whereof the said Oliver HARPER HARPER 
doath hereunto set his hand and seal the date first above written 

Signed sealed delivered in presence of} Oliver HARPER {Seal} 

Charles ROUNTREE Jr 

August Term 1852 Then this deed from Oliver HARPER to Henry WING ATE was produced into open 
court & proved in due form of law by the oath of Charles ROUNTREE a subscribing witness thereunto. Let 
it be registered. Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk. 



WINTERVILLE DEBATING CLUB, 1915 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 4, 1915 

Winterville Items, June 1 Last Saturday evening at eight o'clock about a dozen young men of this town 

met and organized as the Winterville Debating Club. The following were elected officers of this 
organization: S. C. CARROLL, president, Tyree WYATT, vice-president, R. S. HARRIS, secretary, Manly 
JACKSON, treasurer, J. T. SMITH, supervisor, F. W. CARROLL, critic, C. D. WHITFORD, librarian, Dr. 
F. F. COX, marshal. 



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Cannon/Blount Family Deed, 1850 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book NN, p.249; Register of Deeds, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Henry CANNON to Benjamin HAZLETON (Deed) 

This Indenture made and entered into this the Twelveth day of January one thousand Eight hundred and 
fifty between Henry CANNON of the first part and Benjamin HAZELTON of the second part Witnesseth 
that both parties are now in the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina also witnesseth that Henry 
CANNON for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Benja 
HAZELTON at the time of executing these presents the result whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath 
granted bargained sold conveyed aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and 
convey alien and confirm unto the said Benja HAZELTON his heirs and assigns a certain undivided 
interest in a tract of Land in the county of Pitt and state of North Carolina situated on the north side of 
Contentny Creek adjoining the Lands of John R. WITHERINGTON Mary CANNON & others and 
descended to the heirs in common of Rebecca CANNON deed supposed to contain two hundred and twenty 
five acres more or less, which tract of undivided Land was patented by John Grey BLOUNT and sold to 
Sharp BLOUNT & Radford CANNON and the Share of Radford CANNON afterwards bought by Sharp 
BLOUNT and the piece wher Urvin CANNON once lived and sold by Sharp BLOUNT heirs to Council 
WOOTEN Trustee use of Rebecca CANNON wife of Coachworth C. CANNON and by her death 
descended to her five children which undivided interest together with another piece of Land containing 
twenty five acres more or less adjoining Henry HANCOCK John WETHERINGTON and begins at the 
head of Bucklesberry swamp at a pine south 79 west 132 poles to flat Ridge swamp then North 79 west 30 
poles to a stake in said Line then North 7 East 132 poles then to the beginning containing twenty five acres 
more or less and including all houses and premises to have and to hold my undivided interest to have and to 
hold the said Lands and premises and all and singular the tenements hereditaments woods ways waters 
privileges and appertainances Thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Benja 
HAZELTON and his heirs and the said Henry CANNON all and singular the premises hereby conveyed to 
the said Benja HAZELTON I Henry CANNON will warrant and forever defend from the Lawful claim or 
claims of any and all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof I the said Henry CANNON do set my hand 
and seal the day and date as above written 
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of us present} 

Attest Sylvester COX Henry (his mark) CANNON {Seal} 

Joel PATRICK 

FebyTerm 1853 

Then this deed from Henry CANNON to Benja F HAZELTON was proved in open court by the oath of 
Joel PATRICK one of the witnesses thereto. Let it be registered Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk. 



Went to Confederate Reunion, 1915 

Eastern Reflector, June 4, 1915 

Winterville Items-- June 1 Messers J. F. HARRINGTON, B. F. MANNING, A. B. BRAXTON and L. F. 

ELLIOT left this morning for Richmond to attend the Confederate Reunion. Mr. ELLIOT is an old 
confederate veteran and was in many engagements near Richmond. He promised the others he would show 
them where he killed his last Yankee. 



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Disciples of Christ Meeting, 1852 

The following appeared in the Disciples of Christ journal, "The Millennial Harbinger, " published in 
Bethany, Va., January 1853. Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

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On Saturday before the first Lord's day In October, 1 852, a portion of the Disciples of Christ assembled 
at Elm Grove Meeting-House, in Pitt county, North Carolina, (being the time and place of the annual 
meeting of the churches attached to our denomination,) believing it the best and most judicious mode of the 
proclamation of the gospel and the extension of our principles, agreed to form themselves into a co- 
operation meeting for that purpose; to sustain evangelists, and perform such other acts and things as are 
legitimately connected with this object. 

On motion. Elder John P. DUNN, of Lenoir county, was chosen President of the proposed co-operation, 
and Alfred MO YE, of Pitt county, appointed Secretary thereof. 

Bro. COLEMAN, of Richmond, Va,, being present with us, was requested to give his views and 
experience relative to the objects contemplated. Whereupon he addressed the meeting in an able and highly 
satisfactory manner, imparting much valuable information relative to such an organization, and pointed out 
the great benefits to be derived there from. 

On motion of Elder A. J. BATTLE of Greenville, N. C, 

Resolved, That the delegates present inform the different churches composed of the Disciples in North 
Carolina, of the formation of this meeting, and that they be requested to co-operate with us, and to send 
delegates to our adjourned meeting, proposed to be hold at Oak Grove Meeting-House, Green county, to 
commence on Friday before the 1st Lord's day in December, 1852. 

On motion, it was agreed, and Elders John T. WALSH, Amos J. BATTLE, Geo. JOYNER and Bro. 
James PARROTT, were appointed' delegates to the Annual Cooperation Meeting of our brethren, to 
assemble at Richmond, Va., on or before the 3d Lord's day in November next 

The meeting then adjourned to meet at the time and place before designated, on Friday before the 1st 
Lord's day in December next. 

On Friday before the 1st Lord's day in December, 1852, the meeting convened at Oak Grove Meeting- 
House, Green county, according to adjournment. 

The President thereof being absent on account of bad weather, Elder JOBS T. Walsh was chosen 
President pro tern. 

Meeting was opened with praise and prayer by Elder Gideon ALLEN. 

The delegates were requested to report themselves, with the amount their churches were willing to 
contribute for the support of evangelists. 

Churches, Delegates, Amt. given. 

Tison's, Pitt county, Peter E. HINES, James W. MAY, $40.00 

Hookerton, Green county, William DLXON, 45.00 

Little Swift Creek, Craven co., R. POWELL, 10.00 

The weather being very inauspicious, meeting accounted with prayer by Bro. George JOYNER, until to- 
morrow morning at 19 o'clock, A. M. 

Saturday before the 1st Lord's day in December, 1852, met according to adjournment. The President 
having arrived, proceeded to business. 

Praise and prayer by Elder G. ALLEN. 



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A continuation of the call for delegates, &c, proceeded, when the following churches and delegates 
were heard from, with the following results, viz: 

Church. Delegates. Am't cont'd. 
Mill Creek, Johnston county, Elder Jno. P. DUNN, proxy, $25.00 
Rose of Sharon, Lenoir co., Win. ORMOND, 20.00 
Rountree's Pitt co., B. BROWN, J. S. JACKSON, J. DIXON, 45.00 
Oak Grove, Green co., E. TURNAGE, I. JOYNER, M. POWELL, 150.00 
Otter's Creek, Edgecomb co., W. R. WILLIAMS, 15 00 
Wheat Swamp, Lenoir co., L. MEWBERN, 40.00 
The following churches through Elder Henry SMITH: 
Broad Creek, Craven county, 20.00 
Bethany, $35; Bay Creek, Craven co., $10 45 00 
Concord, " 10; South Creek, " 6 16 09 
Big Swift Creek, "10 00 
Amount contributed from the churches, $481. 00 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That there be employed two evangelists to proclaim the gospel, and that a committee of four 
persons be appointed by the President, to act in conjunction with himself, to perform this duty, and report 
immediately. 

Whereupon, the Chair appointed as the committee. James PARROTT, of Lenoir, Willis R. WILLIAMS, 
Alfred MO YE of Pitt, and Joseph DDCON, of Greene, to compose said committee. 

The committee withdrew for the purpose of performing this duty, and soon returned, reporting through 
their chairman, Elder J. P. DUNN that they had agreed with Elders John T. WALSH and Gideon ALLEN, 
as evangelists for the present annual year. 

On motion, the same committee of persons were appointed to make a disposition of the brethren in the 
ministry amongst the churches, and inform them of their location and the churches of such arrangement. 

On motion, Alfred MO YE was appointed Treasurer of this meeting for the present year. 

It was further ordered, that Bro. George JOYNER be a special agent to solicit aid as contribution for the 
deficiency thus left, to defray the sum agreed to pay evangelists. 

It was further agreed, to hold two additional co-operation meetings during this annual year, expiring in 
October, 1853: one at Kinston, Lenoir county, on Friday before the 2d Lord's day in May next; and our 
annual one at Rountrees, on Friday before the 1st Lord's day in October, 1853. 

On motion of Dr. John T. WALSH, ordered that a copy of our proceedings be sent to the Millennial 
Harbinger, Christian Intelligencer, and the Union and Review, for publication. 

On motion, adjourned to meet as above designated, at Kinston, on Tuesday before the 2d Lord's day in 
May next. 

Alfred MOYE Secretary. Jno. P. DUNN, President. 



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Little's Chapel Deed, 1853 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book NN, p. 349; Register of Deeds, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Lewis G. LITTLE To William LITTLE & others Trustees M. E. Church) 

This Identure made the 30th day of July A.D. 1853 Between Lewis G. LITTLE of the county of Pitt and 
state of North Carolina of the first part and William LITTLE, Edmond MOORE, and Crandell LITTLE of 
the county and state aforesaid trustees in trust for the uses and purposes herein after named, elected by the 
religious society or congregation in the said County and state aforesaid known as the society or 
congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church south, in Pitt County and state aforesaid that usually meet 
for the purpose of Divine Worship at this meeting house called Littles Chapel of the second part Witnesseth 
that the said L. G. LITTLE of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to him then 
Paid by the parties of the second Part before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged have granted bargained sold, and confirmed and do by these presents grant bargain sell and 
confirm unto the said parties of the second part and their successors, Trustees in trust for the uses and 
purposes herein after mentioned one acre of Land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid and 
immediately on the public Road Leading from Greenville to Washington and about a mile and a half from 
Tranters Creek Bridge and on which stands a meeting House called Littles Chapel with all the 
improvements and appertanaces to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the 
said acre of Land with its improvements unto the said parties of the second part and their successors forever 
In Trust to hold the same with all its improvements and appertanances to and for the Benefit of that 
Religious society or congregation and the members thereof in the said county or counties and staqte that 
usually meet for Religious worship at the premises called "Littles Chapel" called the society or the 
congregation or the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church south in the United States of America, and 
in trust that the house or place of Worship now therein erected or that may be hereafter erected shall be to 
the only use and benefit of the said Religious congregation or society and the members Thereof and in 
further trust and confidence that they shall at all times hereafter and from hereafter permit such ministers 
and preachers belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church south; as shall from time to time be duly 
authorized by the General conference of the minister and preachers of the said Methodist Episcopal Church 
south, or by the annual conference authorized by the said General Conference preach and expound Gods 
Holy word therein and also to execute the discipline of the said Church and administer the sacrament 
therein and also that they shall at all times forever hereafter permit all persons to assemble and meet therein 
for worship who shall observe the rules and discipline which from time to time may be agreed upon and 
adopted by the members and preachers of said church, at the General conference of the Church south in the 
United States of America, and observe the Laws of said state for preserving its peace and welfare and good 
Government, and also in further trust, and confidence that as often as a vacancy shall from any excuse 
whatever occur in the said board of Trustees or if all the said Trustees should die or resign or by any means 
whatever all shall cease to be trustees then and in such case the said vacancy shall be from time to time and 
at all times filled according to the provisions of the Law of the state of North Carolina. Provided that every 
trustee hereafter chosen shall have been one year a member of said Methodist Episcopal Church south of 
and in the United States of America immediately proceeding his being chosen a trustee and at least twenty- 
one years of age. In Testimony whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set his hand and seal 
the day and date first herein written} Louis G. LITTLE {Seal} 

Signed sealed delivered in presence of} 

August Term 1853 

Then this Deed from Louis G. LITTLE to William LITTLE & others was acknowledged in open court by 
said Louis G. LITTLE, let it be Registered 

Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1861 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
for, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, 

NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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[PAGES 513-514 MISSING] 
November Term 1861 



The Will of Richard B. DAVIS produced in open Court by Hyman MOORE and Ivey NORVELL, 
subscribing witnesses; Benjamin A. DAVIS executor named came to Court and qualified. 

The Will of Sidney DANIEL produced in open Court by Church PERKINS and Lewis G. LITTLE; they 
state they saw the Will taken from the safe of Sidney DANIEL; Benjamin DANIEL executor named came 
to Court and qualified. 

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1861 

met according to adjournment J. L. PAUL, Caleb CANNON, John KING 

Henry S. CLARK exhibited in open Court a commission from the Governor of North Carolina aappointing 
him a Justice of the Peace for the County of Pitt; he was duly qualified by taking the oath of office and an 
oath to support the Constitution, oath of the State of North Carolina and of the Confederate States of 
America. 



Letters of Administration on the estate of Charles MORGANTUM deed, ordered issued to Joseph 
RANDALL in his entering into bond in the sum of fifty Dollars, with James JOYNER as surety, Bond 
given. Order to Admins, to sell the perishable property belonging to the estate as prescribed by law. 

Ordered that Peter RIVES shall have the amount of one white pole Tax remitted so far as the County Tax 
listed in the year of 1 860 through a mistake. 

Letters of Administration on the estate of Narcissa F. LANG deed, issued to W. G. LANG in his entering 
into bond of $3,000 with H. C. EDWARDS and James JOYNER as sureties; bond given and accepted. 

Lillia L. WHICHARD guardian returns her account current with her ward Isabella WHICHARD on oath. 

H. ORMOND guardian returns his account current with the minor heirs of Cornelius PATRICK deed, on 
oath. 



Ordered that E. P. DANIEL is appointed guardian to Sally WARD Virginia WARD Amanda WARD 
infant children of Daniel WARD deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $3,500 with Benj. DANIEL and 
W. H. PERKINS as his sureties; bond given and accepted. 

Joel JAMES administrator of William MANNING deed, returns his inventory of acct. of sale. 

Ordered that Amos EVANS be appointed Admin, on the estate of Eliza W. JACKSON deed, on his giving 
bond in the sum of $6,000 with W. J. EVANS and J. J. CHERRY as sureties; bond given and accepted. 

J. GREENE relinquishes her right to administration on the estate of her deceased husband Charles 
GREENE to W. M. B. BROWN and Richard WILLIAMS and requests the court to appt. them his 
administrators. Greenville Nov. 5 1861 J.GREENE Test W. K. DELANY 



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The Court issues letters of administration to W. M. B. BROWN and Richard WILLIAMS on the estate of 
Charles GREENE deed, upon their entering into bond in the sum of $200,000 with Willie BROWN and 
Peyton A. ATKINSON as sureties; they were duly qualified by taking the oath prescribed by law. 

The Will of Abram D. MO YE produced in open court by Ben BROWN and Jesse HARRIS, two 
subscribing witnesses. They said they saw him sign the Will and that MO YE was of sound and disposing 
mind and memory when he signed it. William J. MO YE, one of the executors named therein came to court 
and qualified as such. At the same time Martha Jane MO YE the widow of said testator by her attorney, F. 
B. SATTERTHWAITE came into court and publically entered her dissent to said Will which was ordered 
to be entered of record, [p. 520] 

Richard WILLIAMS came into court and was duly qualified as a Justice of the Peace of the county of Pitt 
by taking the oath of office. 

Benj. T. MAY & John MAY Admrs. of John MAY deed returns their account of sales and inventory of 
estate, also returns their notice to creditors. 

Ordered that David S. FLEMING be appted. admin, of Luke FLEMING deed. . upon his entering into bond 
in the sum of $14,000 with Adam FLEMING Henry HERRINGTON and Ivey FLEMING as sureties; 
bond given and accepted. 

David S. FLEMING Special Admin, of Luke FLEMING deed, returns account of sales and inventory of 
estate. 

Jesse STANCIL was allowed to renew his bond as guardian to Jennetta E. HOPKINS Cindrilla HOPKINS 
& Marina HOPKINS infant children of Henry A. HOPKINS deed, on giving bond in sum of $20,000 with 
Henry STANCIL & Walter? [Willie?] STANCIL as sureties; bond given and accepted, [p.521] 

Lydia L. WHICHARD was allowed to renew her bond as guardian to Isabella A. WHICHARD by entering 
into bond in the sum of $1,500 with E. P. DANIEL and Willis WHICHARD as sureties; bond given and 
accepted. 

James SUTTON was allowed to renew his bond as guardian to G. L. SUTTON & J. A.? SUTTON by 
entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 with Warren TUCKER & Johnson NOBLES as sureties; bond 
given and accepted. 

Franklin JOYNER was appointed guardian to Eliza HORN & William HORN by entering into bond in the 
sum of $300 with Calvin JOYNER as surety; bond given and accepted. 

James L. LANGLEY Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Pactolus District. 

John KING Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Falkland District. 

Ordered by the Court that on Monday of the February term of the Court in each and every year hereafter an 
Orphans Court will be held for the purpose of receiving & examining the accounts of the several guardians 
in this county. That the Clerk of this Court furnish the Sheriff of the County with four certified copies of 
this order one of which he shall post at the Court House door and the others he shall post at three separate 
public places in the County at least thirty days before the next ensuing term of this court. 

Order by the Court that the Clerk of this Court furnish the Court on or before the Second day of the next 
February term 1862 with a list of all the guardians in the County whose wards are yet under 21 years of age 
together with the date of their last Bonds as well as the dates of their last returns made to court. 

Caleb SMITH Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Clayroot District. 

Benj. F. HAZLETON returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Burneys District. 



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Sylvester COX Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1 861 for Haddocks District. 

Henry W. BROWN Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Browns District. 

James R. WARD Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Andrews District. 

John GALLOWAY Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Tafts District. 

David ADAMS & others VS Lewis H. SMITH Ex} Petition for apr. of settlement [p. 524] 

Wednesday Nov. 6, 1861 

The Court met according to adjournment 

Edmund MOORE Admr. of Wedigan MOORE deed, returns his account current. 

Henry STANCIL Esqr. returned his list of Taxables for the year 1861 for Stancils District. 

E. J. BLOUNT & Caleb CANNON having been appted. at the last term of our Court and empowered to 
duplicate n order or claim against the County in favour of Joel PATRICK alledged to the Court Submitted 
to the present term the following report To the worshipfull the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Session Nov Term 1861 In Obedience to an order made at last term of this Court requesting in the 
undersigned Bridge Commissioners in Griffins District to duplicate an order hereafter given to Joel 
PATRICK for the repair of the Bridge across Little Contentnea Creek at the warehouse near Scuffleton let 
out after duly Advertizing on the 13th day of February 1857 to the lowest bidder when the Said Joel 
PATRICK appeared and became the undertaker at the price of fifty five Dollars at a meeting of the Bridge 
commissioners of Pitt & Greene Counties agreed to give Said PATRICK an order for $55.00 to bear 
Interest from 28th day of April 1 859 Said Order having been allowed by the court, but he the said 
PATRICK having made affidavit that he had either lost or mislaid the Same thereore we would request that 
the court instruct the county trustee pay over to Said PATRICK the perportional Share in Said Sum for Pitt 
County according to law all of which we submit under our hands and seals this 4th Nov 1861 

Caleb CANNON 
E. J. BLOUNT 

Whereof it was ordered and adjudged that the County owes & shall pay to Joel PATRICK her proportional 
part of fifty five Dollars with Int from 28th day of April 1859 which proportion is to be ascertained by the 
Clerk according to the act of the General Assembly which prescribes for building Bridges over a Stream 
dividing two Counties. 

Ordered that James L. PAUL & William A. CHERRY be appointed a committee of Claims until next 
February term or until others are appointed in their places. 

The Will of Mary E. CANNON deed, produced in open Court and proved by Jessee NOBLES & Jacob 
MCCOTTER the two subscribing witnesses; Elias J. BLOUNT executor named came to Court and 
qualified. 

W. S. MOORING was appted. admin, of John A. MOORING deed, by entering into bond and giving 
Reddick CARNEY & James S. CLARK as sureties; bond given and accepted. 

Calvin EVANS & Simon J. NOBLES Executors of Willie NOBLES returns his Inventory of Estate & 
account of sales and copy of notice to creditors, [p. 530] 

The Will of Catherine WILSON deed, produced in open Court and proved by Benj HAZLETON & Samuel 
WILSON the two subscribing witnesses; Sharick WILSON executor named came to Court and qualified. 



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Will of Finetta Williams, 1863 

This Will, dated Jan. 30, 1863, is found in Will Book 1, p. 57-58. Finetta was the widow of Robert 

Williams. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 
In the name of God Amen 

I Finettie WILLIAMS of the county of Pitt and state of North Carolina being of Sound mind and disposing 
will, and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and set fourth by thes presents 
this Last will and Testament in the words following (To Wit) It is my will and dessire that my body shall be 
decently buried and that a Tomb Stone over my grave and also over the grave of my husband Robert 
WILLIAMS bothe to be of good marble and well Executed be erected by my Administrator hereinafter 
named and that all my just debts be paid out of whatever money or claims may be found in my possession 
Item. I lone to my Son Willis R. WILLIAMS one Negro Man by the name of Lewis, one by the name of 
Caser, and a Girl by the name of Mary with her increase except which is in hereafter named during his 
natural life and then to gow to his Children 

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Parthena S. WILLIAMS one negro girl named Ritty (the 

daughter of Mary) and her increase, and in cas of the death of her, Grand Daughter, Parthena, without issue 

then to gow to her Fathers children, and I also give her my Gold Watch 

Item . I give to my Grand Son Robert M. WILLIAMS Six Stool chares at his Farthers House 

Item I lone to my Daughter Mary Ann MAY one Negro Girl named della with her incres except which is 

inhereafter named during her natural life and and that to gow to my Grand Daughter Fennethe M. MAY 

and in cas of her deth without isue then to her Sister Penelop MAY, and Brother Benj MAY 

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Son Benj MAY one Negro boy by the name of Wilson (the son of 

Girl Dela and in case of the death of her Grand son Benj MAY without isue then to gow to Fennethe M. 

MAY and Penelope MAY 

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand Daughter Fennether M MAY one tract or parcle of Land Known as 
my home place lying on the plank Road leading from Greenville to Wilson also one bed and furniture also 
my loome and in case of the death of my grand Daugter Fennether M MAY without isue then the tract of 
land to be equally Divided btwen Penelog MAY Benj MAY and the children of my Son Willis R. 
WILLIAMS 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Ann MAY all of my warring apparel that She may want 
and that She give the remainder to my Grand Daughter Parthenia S WILLIAMS Fennethe M. MAY and 
Penelop MAY 

Item I give and bequeath to my Nice Joseph A. E. DUPREE one bead and furniture 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Willis R. WILLIAMS and my Daughter Mary Ann MAY all the 

ballance of my Estate which I have not disposed of and which is not herein after named to be equally 

divided between them to Share and Share a like 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Willis R WILLIAMS my Sopha 

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann MAY my Sidebourd 

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my Beloved Son Willis R. WILLIAMS Administrator to all 
intents and purpos to execut this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the 
Same and part and clause thereof herby revoking and declairing uterly void all other wills and testaments 
by me heretofore made 

In witness whereof I the Said Fenette WiL LILL IAMS do hereunto set my hand and Seal this the 30 day of 
January A. D. 1863 



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CollinsAVilloughby/Sermons/Sutton Deed, 1869 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book TT, p.402; Register of Deeds, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Josiah WILLOUGHBY et al To Josiah SUTTON 

Know all by these presents that we Josiah WILLOUGHBY Eliza Jane BEDFORD, Mathew SIRMONS, 
Erminiza SIRMONS, Mary Ann WILLOUGHBY, Luvinia WILLOUGHBY, Lounza SIRMONS, Ann 
Frances SIRMONS and John F WILLOUGHBY, in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred and seventy 
five dollars ($875.00) in equal shares to us paid by Josiah SUTTON of the County of Pitt and State of 
North Carolina, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents, grant, release and 
forever quit claim, unto the said Josiah SUTTON his heirs and assigns all our right title and estate in and to 
a certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina, on the South side of 
Tar River, in said County, bounded described as follows, to wit: Begi ning at the fork of Watery Branch, 
thence up the various Courses of the little Watery Branch to a Black Gum, thence North sixty two poles to 
a Stake Arthur MORES corner, thence North one one hundred and sixty Six poles to a stake on an agreed 
line between John MOORE and Charles DILDAY, thence with Said line of marked trees to Arthur 
MOORES back line, thence East ninety seven poles to the center of three trees, thence South to Arthur 
MOORES Old line formerly John BRYANTS line, thence West one hundred and thirty seven poles, 
opposite the head of Pole Bridge Branch, thence a straight line to the said Branch, thence down the various 
courses of the Pole Bridge Branch to the Big Watery Branch thence down the various courses of the said 
Branch to the begining. Containing Four hundred and four acres—the Said lands being part of two tracts of 
land granted to Arthur MOORE, and a part of a tract granted to William JOHNSON, and afterward 
conveyed by them, and sold by Joab TYSON to John MOORE, and by him conveyed to Uriah ODUM, and 
by the Uriah ODUM to Josiah COLLINS, on the 16th day of January 1808 and descended from the said 
Josiah COLLINS to his daughters Annie WILLOUGHBY and Viney SUTTON as tenants in common, and 
the interest and estate of Annie WILLOUGHBY in said land to her children whose names appear in this 
Deed. To have and to hold the above released premises to him the said Josiah SUTTON, his heirs and 
assigns forever so that neither, we nor our heirs, nor any other person Claiming under us, Shall by any 
means Claim or demand any right or title to the above released premises, or to any part or parcel thereof 
forever. In Witness whereof, we have herewith set our hands and seals this sixth day of December in the 
year One thousand Eight hundred and sixty nine M SIRMANS {Seal} 

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of} G W. JOHNSTON E. SIRMANS {Seal} 

Mary (her mark) WILLOUGHBY {Seal} 
Lavina WILLOUGHBY {Seal} 
John F (his mark) WILLOUGHBY {Seal} 
Sophia WILLOUGHBY {Seal} 
Josiah WILLOUGHBY {Seal} 
e_J BEDFERD {Seal} 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Pobate Court August 25th 1871 

The execution of the foregoing instrument was duly proved before me by the oath and examination of G. 
W. JOHNSTON the subscribing witness thereto, therefore let the said deed and this certificate be registered 

Calvin COX Probate Judge 



New Stores of Turnage/Eagles, 1889 

Carolina Banner, Tarboro, NC, Fit, May 3, 1889 

H. C. TURNAGE~a prosperous merchant of Fieldsboro-- has opened a branch store in this county five 
miles from B. F. EAGLES. B. F. Eagles has nearly completed his new store, which from appearances, will 
be a credit to the county. 



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Bryan Smith Land Petition 

This undated petition for land procession by Bryant Smith in Falkland Township is found in Pitt County 
Miscellaneous Records, Land Processions, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

as 

North Carolina Pitt County} In the Superior Court Before the Clerk 

Bryant SMITH plaintiff 
VS 

Joseph B. GARDNER, John F. PARKER, Robert H. PARKER, 
W. F. EDWARDS, Willoughby JONES Defendants 

The above named petitioner Bryant SMITH complaining of the Defendants above named 
respectfully Sheweth to the Court: 

1 That the said Bryant SMITH is seized and possessed in fee of a tract of land situate in the County 
aforesaid adjoining the lands of defendants and others described as follows: 

Beginning at a pine John HARRALD and James PEALS corner running South 10 ET. 1 12 pole to a large 
pine on the path then South 12 degrees wt. 24 pole to a pine on the head of the branch, then So. 45 degrees 
Wt. down the various courses of branch to a water oak on the creek 144 pole then South 30 degrees Et. 
down the Creek to fork 34 pole then Wt. up the branch of the Creek to the bend 50 pole, thence North 70 
Wt. 110 pole to a pine in the edge of the branch, thence North 30 degrees Wt. 50 pole to a pine in the edge 
of the pocoson thence North 85 Wt. 130 pole to a pine in the pocoson thence North 70 degrees Wt. 62 pole 
to a large pine near a pond in the Great Island thence North 24 degrees East 326 poles to Thomas 
WALLACES line to two pines in the pocoson near the head of the Creek, thence North 64 degrees ET. 84 
poles to a small rea d oak thence North 24 degrees Et. 6 pole to a rea d oak, then a straight line to PEAL 
corner thence with PEAL line to the Creek, thence down the Creek to a maple at the mouth of a branch that 
Divides said tract of Land and PEALS then up the various courses of the branch to the beginning 
containing six hundred and forty acres more or less. 

Said tract of land lies in Falkland Township and was the original Samuel VINES tract. 

2 Your petitioner desires to have his said land processioned to wit: 

The lines between your petitioner and the defendants above named respectfully, the said lines being in 
dispute between petitioner and defendants. Wherefore your petitioner prays the court to cause a summons 
to be issued and served upon each of the defendants. And Issue an order to a processioner of the County, in 
manner required by Law. And such other matters as the nature of this case may require. 

Bryan SMITH 

Petitioner 

[NOTE] See Pages 388 & 389 Record P— 1801-1804. 



William Williams, Felon, 1790 

North-Carolina Chronicle, Fayetteville, NC, Mon., Jan. 3, 1791 

Made his escape from Wadesborough, in Anson county, on the 1 1th instant, while under confinement, a 
young man, named William WILLIAMS, who was taken up on suspicion of forgery. He is a resident of Pitt 

county — about nineteen years of age, yellow hair Whoever will apprehend said Williams, and convey 

him to me, or lodge him in the district goal of Fayetteville shall have Twenty pounds reward. 

Jesse GILBERT 
Anson, Dec. 16, 1790 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Winnie JACKSON (widow), b. 1874, Wilson Co., NC, d. Jan. 5, 1917 in Bull Head Twsp. 
F: Debro COBB, b. NC 

Appie FIELDS (md. F. A. FIELDS) age 40, b. Pitt Co., d. Sept. 13, 1915 in Carrs Twsp. 

F: Robert LANG, b. Pitt Co. buried in Fields Burying Ground 

M: Louise WARD, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Polly Ann MOORE, age abt. 67, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 19, 1915 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: ???? 

M: Polly THIGPEN 
Informant: George C. MOORE 

George SHIRLEY, age 74 yrs/1 1 mon., b. Greene Co., d. Feb. 6, 1917 in Speights Bridge Twsp. 
F: Byrd SHIRLEY, b. NC 
M: Louisa EDWARDS, b. NC 

Mrs. Delphia SPEARS, b. 1837 in Greene Co., d. June 8, 1917 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: BUTTS 

M; Delphia BUTTS, b. Greene Co. 

William A. BUTTS, b. July 17, 1853 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 21, 1917 in Carrs Twsp.; buried Dixon place 
F: Tom BUTTS, b. Greene Co. 
M: Dollie TAYLOR b. Greene Co. 

William Charles VAUSE, b. May 21, 1852 in Lenoir Co., d. April 18, 1914; buried Rainbow Cemetery 

F: Jesse VAUSE, b. Germany 

M: Harriet L. KENNEDY, b. Lenoir Co. 

William Louis HILL, b. Sept. 9, 1838 in NC, d. Dec. 18, 1914 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: Richard HILL 

M: Elizabeth QUINEY (QUINERLY) 

Rubia Gay ORMOND, b. Sept. 22, 1889 Greene Co., d. June 27, 1914 Hookerton Twsp. 
F: Henry Allen STOCKS, b. Greene Co. buried Rainbow Cemetery 

M: Lou MOORING, b. Greene Co. 
Informant: W. M. ORMOND 

William Marshall JONES, b. Aug. 4, 1837 Beaufort Co., d. June 24, 1916; carpenter 
F: Archibald JONES, b. Beaufort Co. 
M: Talitha ARNOLD, b. Beaufort Co. 

Willie HILL, b. Aug. 3, 1864 Lenoir Co., d. June 7, 1917 Hookerton Twsp.; buried Harrison graveyard 

F: Alex HILL, b. Lenoir Co. 

M: Nancy MOZINGO, b. Lenoir Co. 



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Abraham Archibald MOYE, b. Oct 17, 1847 in Pitt Co., d. May 23, 1915 in LaGrange 

F: William D. MOYE, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Sarah PARKER, b. Greenville, NC 

Lydia MITCHELL (widow) b. Oct. 1837 Greene Co., d. May 23, 1917 in Jason Twsp. 
F: Hardy CADE, b. NC buried in Mewborn Cemetery 

M: Abysley MEAKS (MEEKS), b. NC 

J. Andrew JONES (md. Emma F.) b. Feb. 28, 1862 Greene Co., d. Feb. 15, 1914 Olds Twsp. 
F: Asa JONES, b. NC buried Pridgen burial ground 

M: Lydia TURNAGE, b. NC 

Lizzie DAVIS (md. Frank DAVIS) b. Apr. 7, 1886 Pitt Co., d. Apr. 2, 1914 Olds Twsp. 

F: Alfred MOORE, b. Greene Co. 

M: Rosetta Elizabeth ROBERSON, b. Greene Co. 

Blaney R. PRIDGEN, b. Dec. 17, 1855 Greene Co., d. Aug. 9, 1914 Olds Twsp.; buggy accident 
F: Edwin G. PRDGEN, b. Greene Co. 
M: Emily JOYNER, b. Pitt Co. 

Henry Jackson RASBERRY, b. Dec. 27, 1859 Greene Co., d. Oct. 27, 1914 Olds Twsp. 
F: Alex RASBERRY, b. Greene Co. 
M: Cordelia CARMON, b. Pitt Co. 

Allen TYSON, b. Apr. 12, 1865 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 8, 1914 Olds Twsp.; buried Patrick burial ground 
F: ??? (Illegitimate) 
M: Lucinda HATTON 

Albert Sidney Johnson BYNUM, b. Jan. 13, 1868 Greene Co., d. Mar. 17, 1915; drowned 
F: John T. BYNUM, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Harriet HINES, b. Greene Co. 

Alexander Columbus DAIL, b. Mar. 3, 1859 Greene Co., d. June 2, 1915 Baltimore, MD. 
F: Levi Thomas DAIL, b. Greene Co. 
M: Sallie Ann JOLLY 

Mrs. P. H. DAIL (widow) b. Apr. 30, 1860 Greene Co., d. June 21,1915 Olds Twsp. 

F: Asa JONES, b. Greene Co. 

M: Leddie TURNAGE, b. Greene Co. 

Obenry T. TAYLOR, b. Apr. 1, 1844 Greene Co., d. July 8, 1915 Olds Twsp. 
F: Benjamin TAYLOR, b. Greene Co. 
M: Betsy WORTHINGTON, b. Pitt Co. 

Ben TYSON, age abt. 80, b. Greene Co., d. Dec. 14, 1915 Olds Twsp.; buried Nancy Turnage Cem. 
F: John TYSON, b. Greene Co. 
M: Lovie TURNAGE 

James H. C. TAYLOR, b. Oct. 13, 1840 Greene Co., d. Jan. 12, 1916 Olds Twsp. 
F: Joseph TAYLOR, b. Greene Co. 
M: Sarah BAKER, b. Pitt Co. 

Caroline GRIMSLEY, b. Oct. 25, 1844 Greene Co., d. Jan. 10, 1916 Olds Twsp. 
F: Theophilus GRIMSLEY, b. Greene Co. 
M: Mary STANCIL, b. Greene Co. 



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Lafayette NETHERCUTT, b. Jan. 29, 1850 Jones Co.,, NC, d. Mar. 19, 1916 Olds Twsp. 
F: John F. NETHERCUTT, b. NC buried Arba Cemetery 

M: Zilpha QUINN, b., Duplin Co., NC 

William M. TYSON, age 84, b. Pitt Co., d. June 15, 1916 Olds Twsp. 

F: John TYSON, b. Greene Co. 

M: Lovie TURNAGE, b. Greene Co. 

Lydia JONES (widow) b. Mar. 7, 1830 in Greene Co., d. Aug. 5, 1916 Olds Twsp. 
F: Blaney TURNAGE, b. Greene Co. 
M: Nannie GRIMSLEY, b. Greene Co. 

James Allen HARPER b. Dec. 8, 1860 Greene Co., d. Sept. 28, 1916 Olds Twsp. 

F: W. W. HARPER b. Pitt Co. 

M: Mary E. CROOM, b. Greene Co. 

George Edward ALBRITTON, b. Nov. 22, 1860 Greene Co., d. May 20, 1917 Olds Twsp. 
F: Charles ALBRITTON, b. Greene Co. 
M: Nancy SAUNDERS, b. Greene Co. 

Richard PIPPEN, b. Aug. 5, 1857 Edgecombe Co., d. Oct. 29, 1917 Olds Twsp. 
F: Silas PIPPEN, b. Edgecombe Co., NC 
M: Marina MEEKS, b. Edgecombe Co., NC 

Lewis Cannon JOHNSON, b. May 21, 1850 Pitt Co., d. Oct. 25, 1914 Ormonds Twsp.; buried Ayden 
F: Hardy JOHNSON, b. Co. 
M: Permelia SMITH, b. Pitt Co. 

Macon Edward DAIL, b. Mar. 2, 1840 Greene Co., d. Mar. 2, 1915 Snow Hill 
F: Thomas DAIL, b. Greene Co. 
M: Lucretia 



John Lenier HUDSON, b. 1851 Pitt Co., d. Apr. 22, 1915 Snow Hill 
F: Lewis HUDSON, b. Craven Co. 
M: Sefrona HUDSON, b. Craven Co. 
Informant: W. C. HUDSON, Snow Hill [SON] 

Netta COBB, b. May 18, 1878 Greene Co., d. Sept. 22, 1915 Maury, NC; burned to death 
F: Josiah FRIZZLE, b. NC buried Dail Cemetery 

M: Martha JONES, b. Greene Co. 

William BYRD, b. Mar. 1835 Lenoir Co., d. Dec. 26, 1915 Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Sherwood BYRD 

Mrs. Lillie FAULKNER b. Feb. 6, 1876 Pitt Co., d. Mar. 24, 1916 Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Richard JACKSON, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Bethany TURNAGE, b. NC 

John A. MCCOY, b. June 5, 1889 Craven Co., d. Sept. 18, 1916 Snow Hill, NC 
F: Augustus MCCOY, b. Craven Co. 
M: Annie JENKINS 

Charlie E. ROUSE, b. Feb. 21, 1865 Greene Co., d. Nov. 24, 1916 Ormonds Twsp. of TB 

F: Lam ROUSE, b. NC 

M: Louisa TURNAGE, b. NC 



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Pollard Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. 
This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

♦*♦ 

Allen, J. W. (19) D. W. Allen & Mary 

Pollard, Allie (16) J. A. Pollard & Alvena 

Feb. 19, 1895. Belvoir. Thos. H. Barnhill 

Peter Forbes, J. H. Bullock, Chas. Pollard 

Baker, John (23) Travis Baker & Florence 

Pollard, Bettie (24) John Pollard & Betsy 

Oct. 17, 1890. Greenville twsp. Jas. C. Craft, Min. 

John Sutton, Shim Tyson, Bryand Baker 

Beddingfield, Jas. H. (26) W. H. Beddingfield & Amanda F. 
Pollard, Mary M. (23) A. A. Tyson & Tyson [sic] 

Sept. 1, 1892. Belvoir. J. T. Phillips 

Ola Forbes, A. J. Outerbridge, Chas. A. Gough 

Braddy, Frank Joseph Braddy & Lydia 

Pollard, Louisa B. Nathan Pollard & Louisa 

Apr. 22, 1869. place ng. R. K. Hearn, Min. 

Briley, James A. (22) W. L. Briley & Rebeker Ann 
Pollard, Christiana (22) Batson Whitehurst & Clemmie 

Mar. 21, 1889. Greenville Josephus Latham, Min. 

H. P. Brown, Wm. Whitehurst, Percy? Briley 

Briley, James W. (22) James Briley & Alvanie 
Pollard, Sallie Ann (20) Thomas R Pollard & Jane 

Jan. 3, 1883. Belvoir. Henry Parker. 

Moses Teel, James Teel, James W. Braddy 

Briley, Joe Frank (18) Gus Briley & Louisa 
Pollard, Mary (20) Joe Pollard & Possy 

Mar. 15, 1888. Greenville R. Williams, Jr., JP 

S. T. Hooker, J. A. Braddy, Amos Kinsauls 

Bryant, W. A. (34) Asbery Bryant & Susan 

Pollard, Linsey D. (1 6) Jas. Pollard & C. A. 

Mar. 8, 1897. Bethel. J. G. Taylor, JP 

W. A. Taylor, J. S. Bunting 

Burroughs, J. W. (28) Jessee Burroughs & Elizabeth 
Braddy, Bethilda L. (36) Nathan Pollard & Louisa 

Sept. 7, 1881. Belvoir. Henry Parker, FWB 

R. A. Teel, Augustus Briley, S. H. Spain 



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Davenport, D. C. (23) Randal Davenport & Charlie 
Shivers, Maggie E. (16) John Pollard & E. E. Whitehurst 
Mar. 31, 1889. Bethel. D. C. Moore, JP 
A. B. Cherry, W. A. Shivers, W. H. Taylor 

Dunn, Wilkinson John Dunn & Julia 

Pollard, Julia Wiley Pollard & Ferdie 

Feb. 25, 1869. Belvoir. J. H. Johnston, Min. 

Edwards, B. W. (22) Nathan Edwards & Sarah A. 
Pollard, Mary E. ( 1 9) John O. Pollard & Sarah A. 

Oct. 20, 1880. Farmville twsp. Sylvester Hassell, Min. 

Calvin Woodard, J. F. Dail, R. J. Cobb 

Harrell, Joshua (ng) ng 

Warren, Clemy (40) Nathan Pollard & ng 

June 2, 1886. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

W. L. Pollard, W. B. Pollard, James Everett 

Hearne, Andrew J. (41) James J. Hearae & Emily T. 
Pollard, Margarett N. (21) Nathan S. Pollard & Fannie 

Nov. 26, 1890. Belvoir. E. d. Hathaway, Min. 

J. O. Hearne, W. S. Pollard, W. J. Bryant 

Louis [Lewis], Allen (48) ng & Lucy Louis 
Clark, Mary (35) Nathan Pollard & Louisa 

Dec. 30, 1875. Belvoir. R. E. Mayo, JP 
Frank Brady, Bynum Teel, Richd. Teel 

Pollard, Benj . B. (25) Reddick Pollard & Pennie 
Randolph, Prudence (16) Richd. Randolph & Susan 

Nov. 30, 1876. Belvoir. R. K. hearne, Min. 

Henrietta Coggins, J. T. Lewis, B. R Pollard 

Pollard, Benj. R. (25) R E. Pollard & Matilda 
Barrow, Tabitha L. (24) James Barrow & Celia 

Dec. 19, 1878. Belvoir. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 

David C. Barrow, J. R. Randolph, Wiley Parker 

Pollard, Charlie (24) Stanly Pollard & Fannie 
Parker, Mollie (17) R. A. Parker & Mollie 

Oct. 4, 1899. Belvoir. T. H. Barnhill 

L. J. Halstead, C. J. Harriss 

Pollard, Dink (2 1 ) James Pollard & Alvany 

Lewis, Emma (21) Jos. Lewis & Henrietta 

De. 23, 1896. Greenville twsp. Thos. H. Barnhill 

J. B. Bell, R. H. Parker, T. E. Parker 

Pollard, F. O. (23) J. A. Pollard & Alvany 

Fleming, Mary L. (36) Adam Fleming & ng 

Sept. 28, 1898. Greenville twsp. M. T. Lawrence 
D. E. House, W. B. Pollard, J. R. Everett 



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Pollard, Henry (22) John Pollard & B. J. 
Forbes, Nannie (19) Author Forbes & Jane 

Feb. 10, 1897. Greenville twsp. C. S. Little 

James Allen, J. W. Vensen 

Pollard, James (20) Reddick Pollard & Penny 

Carson, Clemmy (22) Roderick Carson & Linizy Manning 

Mar. 17, 1880. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

J. T. Lewis, McN. C. Mobley, John O. ? [Tesus?] 

Pollard, James A. (23) ng 
Fleming, Harriett (30) ng 

Feb. 15, 1874. Greenville. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Adam Fleming, T. A. Fleming, L. S. Fleming 

Pollard, Joseph (2 1 ) Reddick Pollard & ng 
Spain, Rosetta (26) Featherston Spain & Sallie 

Dec. 22, 1874. Greenville twsp. W. L. Cherry, JP 
Thos. Crafton, Jo. Crafton, Mrs. Thos. Crafton 

Pollard, Macon (23) Oliver Pollard & Sarah J. 
Whitehurst, Christiana (20) Batson Whitehurst and Cleminsa 

Feb. 6, 1883. Belvoir. Henry Parker 

Robert Randolph, J. R Randolph 

Pollard, R E. (63) ng 
Pollard, Jane (54) ng 

Oct. 4, 1899. Belvoir. B. H. Hearne 

Jesse Clarke, Offie Faithful 

Pollard, Reddick Jordan Pollard & Tempy 

Driver, Caroline Wm. A. Driver & E. 

May 8, 1867. Greenville Town. T. P. Bernard, JP 

Pollard, Tedy (22) James Pollard & Alvany 

May, Ida ( 1 8) Fed May & May [sic] 

Nov. 20, 1895. Belvoir. T. H. Barnhill 
Thad Parker, B. H. Pollard, A. O. Meeks 

Pollard, Thos. (25) T. R. Pollard & Jane 

Brown, Polly (21) James Brown & L. 

Dec. 22, 1896. Belvoir. E. D. Hathiway 

Frank Clark, Robt. Randolph 

Pollard, W. A. (2 1) John O. Pollard & Sarah 
Horton, Dipsie? C. [Zylpha] (19) Donald Horton & ng 

Nov. 19, 1888. Farmville twsp. Wm. Woolard, Min. 

F. M. Davis, A. D. Hill, J. R Davis 

Pollard, W. B. (20) J. A. Pollard & Alvanie 

Fleming, Lana (18) Lenard Fleming & Almeter Teel 
Jan. 9, 1889. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson 
B. O. Clark, F. S. E. Cark [sic], W. W. Bullock 



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Pollard, W. J. (24) John Pollard & Betsie J. 

Andrews, Lucy (18) ng 

Nov. 28, 1897. Greenville twsp. J. A. Lang, JP 
W. R. Smith, H. C. Edwards, Fred Speight 

Pollard, W. L. or T.? (23) J. A. Pollard & Alvanie 
Tyson, Mamie M. (20) A. A. Tyson & Margaret 
June 4, 1889. Belvoir. E. D. Hathaway 
W. W. Bullock, Jackson Hathaway, N. W. Standi 

Pollard, W. S. (32) Stanly Pollard & Fannie 

Bullock, Liddy Ann (20) J. B. Bullock & Alvany 

Nov. 15, 1899. Belvoir. J. L. M. Terrell, MG 
G. A. Stancill, _.? W. Bullock, J. N. Bullock 

Pollard, W. T. (20) John Pollard & Polly 

Ross, Athia S. or G.? [Effie] (20) W. H. Ross & Mariah 

Jan. 21, 1891. Pactolus. W. H. Ross, Min. 

J. J. Mason, B. Whichard, W. E. Moore 

Pollard, Willie (23) Reddick Pollard & Caroline 
Jones, Lula (21) ng & Lissia Jones 

Sept. 7, 1897. Greenville twsp. L. A. Mayo, JP 

J. R. Fulford, J. W. Dunn, T. A. Moore 

Sessoms, Berry F. (22) Harrel Sessoms & Martha 
Pollard, Martha Delia (25) Wiley Pollard & ng 

Dec. 29, 1880. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

J. J. Hathaway, B. R. Pollard, W. A. Hyman 

Spain, Benj. F. (23) Featherston Spain & Sarah 
Pollard, Louisa (30) Thos. Pollard & Jane 

Aug. 22, 1888. Belvoir. E. D. Hathaway, Min. 

Rena Fleming, Jas. Teel, O. H. Hathaway 

Teel, Richard A. Bynum Teel & Mary Ann 

Wombwell, Adeline ng & Martha Pollard 

Apr. 15, 1869. Belvoir. B.L. T. Barnhill, JP 

Tyson, John (25) Cornelius Tyson & Lydia 

Coggins, Henrietta (30) Benjamin Pollard & Phebe 
Jan. 8, 1877. Belvoir. R. E. Mayo, JP 
Jno. G. Rives, A. A. Tyson, J. W. Tyson 

Warren, J. E. (23) Jerry Warren & Elizabeth 

Pollard, Estelle ( 1 8) James A. Pollard & Alvany 
Feb. 16, 1 888. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson 
John C. Tyson, R. A. Teel, E. P. Pollard 

Weaver, Robert J. W. W. Weaver & Obedience 

Pollard, Martha E. Turner Pollard & Charlotte 

Dec. 12, 1869. Greenville twsp. Josephus Latham, Min. 



Bible Records 



Sherod T. Smith Bible Record 

This record was taken from a typed copy made in July 1961 by Mildred de Weir Smith. The beginning of 
the records says this Bible record came from small sheets about 3 1/2 by 5 inches, tucked in the large 
Smith- Arthur Bible owned by Harvey Arthur, Ernul, NC. These sheets were from the inside of a small 
Bible appparently owned by Sherod T. Smith and later by Redding W. Smith. Inked in at the top of the first 
page, faded and torn, is a date, " 1 85 ." Contributed to the Quarterly by Carroll Arthur. 

Sherod T. Smith was born April 24th A D 1821 

Sarah Venters daughter of Benj A Venters & Mary his wife was born September 20th A D 1825 
Stephen Augustus son of Sherod T. Smith and Sarah his wife was born [TORN] 
Reddin Witherington Smith son of Sherrod T. Smith and Sarah his wife was born June 21st A D 1851 
Sarah Catherine Willis Daughter of Needham Willis and Julia his wife was born Feb. 24 A D 1854 
John Ivy Smith son of Redding Smith and Katie his wife [TORN] 

Sarah Catherine Smith Daughter of Redding Smith and Katie his wife was born January 14th 1877 
Eudora Annette daughter of R. W. Smith and Katie his wife was born Dec. 24th 1879 
Daniel Webster Son of R W. Smith and Katie his wife was born March 26th 1882. 
Sarah Smith wife of Sherod T. Smith Departed this Life August the 10th A D 1863 
Sherod T. Smith departed this life June 12th A D 1871 



John A. Leggett Bible Record 

The bible is in the possession of Janie Jackson Johnson, daughter of Oscar Jackson. Transcribed by Paul 
Harrison and submitted for publication in the Quarterly. 

John Leggett was born August 1, 1802. married to Elizabeth Swain the 2nd Sunday in February 1829. 
Jordan Gray Leggett was born July the 3 1st 1829 at 4 O'clock PM. 
Mary Ann Caroline Leggett was born October the 30th 1835. 
John Elizabeth Leggett was born July 7th 1839. 

George Henry Leggett was born October the 4th 1 844, 46 minutes after 2 O'clock PM. 
John Wesley Leggett was bora Jan the 1st 1847 at 6 O'clock PM. 

John Wesley Leggett died May the 8 day at 4:42 O'clock being one year 4 months 7 days 14 and 1/2 hours 
old. 

Jermiah Leggett died November the 15 1839 age about 80 years. 

Sarah Leggett Died Nov the 6 day 1 845 age about 70 years. 

John Swain Died April 19th 1858 in 75 year of his age. 

Sally Swain Concort of John Swain died Feb the 23rd 1860 about 70 years. 

Adolphus Sylvester Leggett was born December 3 day 9 O'clock PM 1849. 

Jordan G. Leggett the son of John Leggett & Elizabeth his wife was married to Elizabeth C. Reddick Jan 
4th 1855 by the Rev Wm Doiets? of Blounts Creek. 

George Leggett married Ema Rodgerson March the 7 18 (year unreadable). 

Emily E. Rodgerson was born August the 2nd 1869??. 

John Alfred William was born August 24th 1839. 

Lee Ander Leggett son of Henry Leggett was born March the 6th 1909. 

Annie Beat Leggett daughter of Henry Leggett was bora July the 30 1912. 

James Henry Leggett son of Henry Leggett born Jul the 31 1912. 

James Henry Leggett died June 28th 1913. 

Maggie Hardison was born May the 28th 1882. 



Fernando Leggett son of Henry Leggett (nothing else) 
John Hyman Jolly was born May 28 day 1842. 



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William Smith Bible Record 

This record was taken from a typed copy made in 1958 by Mrs. A. T. St. Amand, of Wilmington, NC. The 
bible was owned by Mrs. J. T. Gaylord, of Winterville, NC. On the flyleaf of the bible, "The Authorized 
Version, Representing the Historical Events, the Landscape scenes and the subjects of Natural History, 
Costumes and Antiquities from the best of Sources." The bible was published in 1861, by Robert Sears, 128 
Sears Street, New York. Found in NC Bible Records, NC DAR and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Sarah (Adams) Smith, wife of Old Henry Smith departed this life April 22, 1 845 
Henry Smith (grandfather of Wm. H. Smith) departed this life July 18, 1845 

Hollon (Little) Smith, wife of James Smith, departed this life Aug. 24, 1849, aged 61 years 18 days 3 mos 
James Smith departed this life Dec. 9, 1874 

Signed— 

"My grandmother, grandfather, mother and father. Wm. H. Smith" 

Edward Nelson, son of Edward Nelson and Winifred Johnson Nelson his wife, was born Oct. 16, 1803 
Sally Roach Nelson, daughter of Charles Roach and Polly Summers, his wife, was born March 8, 1 805 
Edward Nelson departed this life Oct. 15, 1867, being 62 yrs 6 months and 7 days. 

Signed- "Mary Smith, July 1887" 

Jennet Nelson daughter of Edward Nelson, Sr. was bora March 26, 1790 and died May 11, 1858 
Augustus W. Nelson, son of Edward, Jr. was born Nov. 21, 1833 

Mary Smith the daughter of Edward and Sarah Roach Nelson, was bora Oct. 2, 1825, died Feb. 18, 1907 
William Henry Smith, son of James and Holland Little Smith, his wife, was born Dec. 20, 1820, died Feb. 
11, 1885 

William H. Smith and Mary Nelson, his wife, were married March 15, 1846 
Children of William H. Smith and wife, Mary Nelson- 
Edward Augustus Smith born Feb. 29, 1848 
Mary Virginia Smith bora Feb. 11, 1850, died Oct. 3, 1852 
Emily Evelyn Smith was born Nov. 23, 1852 
Sally Roach Smith was bora July 18, 1854 
Winnifred Magdalene Smith was bora June 1 1, 1856 
James Henry Smith was born March 12, 1858, died Nov. 15, 1893 
Claudius Ferdinand Smith was born May 21, 1860, died Nov. 15, 1893 
Adelaide Smith was born Feb. 16, 1862 
George Ferdinand Smith bora Jan. 9, 1864 
Mary Virginia Smith born Feb. 16, 1866 
Holland Little Smith born Jan. 23, 1868 



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Queries 



The Rev. Donald James LITTLE was my great grandfather. He was the son of John Gaston LITTLE and 
Mary OLIVER LITTLE. John Gaston LITTLE was the son of Luellyn (Llewellyn) and Elizabeth LITTLE. 
I would sincerely appreciate any information on this family. 
—Victoria LAWLING; 2829 Woodsdale Road, Glenwood, MD 21738 
E-mail: vwlawling@verizon.net 

I am searching for the parents and descendants of Wiley (Willie) NOBLES [1798-1861]. Willing to 
exchange information. 

—Charles NOBLES; 8666 E. 102nd St., Tulsa, OK 74133 [918] 369-9257 
E-mail: cnoblesl@cox.net 

What is the lineage of Elias TAFT, Sr. [b. ca. 1745-1834] who appears in the 1810 and 1820 NC Census; 

also cited by T. WORSELEY and Roger KAMMERER as E. A. TAFT, business partner of Arnold TAFT, 

Sr., father of Elias TAFT, Jr. and Evarilda TAFT. Who were the first members of the TAFT family to 

arrive in Pitt County, NC from Uxbridge/Mendon, Massachusetts area? 

—Gary TAFT; 3680 Wally Allen Road, Lincoln, Ca. 95648-9744 [9 1 6] 543-8 1 52 

E-mail: polarisnav@hotmail.com 

I am looking for information on the wife and off spring of Benjamin FORBES, died ca. 1750. He was 
a sea merchant who bought lot #13 in Bath Town about 1740. He then acquired land along the Tar 
River in present day western Pitt County. 

—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 
E-mail: bforbes@carolina.rr.com 

I am seeking any information on John W. VINSON/VINCENT (b. ca. 1790-1858) married Sabrina 
DENTIE. According to Sheriffs Tax Records his heirs were: Norfleet VINCENT, Speirs VINCENT, Hasty 
VINCENT, Joshua VINCENT, Susan VINCENT, Sarah VINCENT and Lucinda VINCENT. I am trying to 
prove or disprove if John W. VINCENT is father of my Norflete VINCENT (1814-1 878). A related name 
is Drury VINSON/VINCENT. 

—Elaine KANTOR; 908 Brookbury Ct., Virginia Beach, Va. 23464-3301 [757] 467-4879 
E-mail: ekantor@cox.net 

Who was the wife of James O. OXLEY of household #0582-0585 in the 1850 Pitt County Census? Also 
seeking names of spouses of two of his children, McKinley OXLEY and Caroline OXLEY. 
—Egbert ROUSE; 120 Richlands Ave., Jacksonville, NC 28540-6517 

I am seeking any information on Bithel BULLOCK (1824-1887) of Pitt County. I would like to find any 
Civil War Records, Probate and land records, or stories about him and his family. 
— Kimberly BULLOCK; 650 Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087-1420 
E-mail: kimberlybullock@gmail.com 



OS 



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INDEX 



Abbott, Thomas 3 

Adams, Anney 6 

Adams, Bryan 6 

Adams, David S 6 

Adams, David 16 

Adams, David, Jr 6 

Adams, James, Jr 6 

Adams, James, Sr 6 

Adams, Jesse 6 

Adams, John 6 

Adams, Lewis 6 

Adams, Sarah 28 

Adams, Thomas 6 

Albritton, Charles 22 

Albritton, George Edward.. 22 

Allen, D. W 23 

Allen, Gideon 11, 12 

Allen, J. W 23 

Allen, James 25 

Allen, Lewis 24 

Allen, Todd R 7 

Andrews, Lucy 26 

Arnold, Talitha 20 

Arthur, Carroll 27 

Arthur, Harvey 27 

Atkinson, Lue, Mrs 3 

Atkinson, Peyton A 15 

Baker, Bryant 23 

Baker, John 23 

Baker, Sarah 21 

Baker, Travis 23 

Baldree, Isaac 8 

Barnhill, B. L. T 26 

Barnhill, T. H 25 

Barnhill, Thomas H 23, 24 

Barrenton, William 5 

Barrow, David C 24 

Barrow, James 24 

Barrow, Tabitha L 24 

Battle, Amos J 1 1 

Beddingfield, James H 23 

Beddingfield, W. H 23 

Bedford, Eliza Jane 18 

Bell, J. B 24 

Bernard, T. P 25 

Blount, E. J 16 

Blount, James H 8 

Blount, Sharp 10 

Braddy, Frank 23 

Braddy, J. A 23 

Braddy, James W 23 

Braddy, Joseph 23 

Brady, Frank 24 

Braxton, A. B 10 

Briley, Augustus 23 

Briley, George W 7 



Briley, Gus 23 

Briley, James A 23 

Briley, James W 23 

Briley, Joe Frank 23 

Briley, Percy 23 

Briley, W. L 23 

Brogden, Ch 1 

Brown, B 12 

Brown, Ben 15 

Brown, H. P 23 

Brown, Henry W 16 

Brown, James 25 

Brown, Polly 25 

Brown, W. M. B 14, 15 

Brown, Willie 15 

Bryan, John H 3 

Bryant, Asbery 23 

Bryant, John 18 

Bryant, W. A 23 

Bryant, W. J 24 

Buahmann, Fred G 7 

Buck, Aris 5 

Buck, Edward 6 

Buck, Hosea 5 

Bullock, Bithel 29 

Bullock, J. B 26 

Bullock, J. H 23 

Bullock, J. N 26 

Bullock, Kimberly 29 

Bullock, Lidy Ann 26 

Bullock, W. W 25,26 

Bunting, J. S 23 

Burroughs, J. W 23 

Burroughs, Jesse 23 

Butts, Delphia 20 

Butts, Tom 20 

Butts, William A 20 

Bynum, Albert Sidney J 21 

Bynum, John T 21 

Byrd, Sherwood 22 

Byrd, William 22 

Cade, Hardy 21 

Campbell, Sally 6 

Cannon, Caleb 14, 16 

Cannon, Coach worth C 10 

Cannon, Henry 10 

Cannon, Mary E 16 

Cannon, Mary 10 

Cannon, Radford 10 

Cannon, Rebecca 10 

Cannon, Urvin 10 

Carmon, Cordelia 21 

Carney, Reddick 16 

Carroll, F. W 9 

Carroll, S. C 9 

Carson, Clemmy 25 



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INDEX 



Carson, Roderick 25 

Chapman, David 6 

Chapman, Edward 6 

Chapman, Furnifold 6 

Cheek, John H 7 

Cherry, A. B 24 

Cherry, J. J 14 

Cherry, W. L 25 

Cherry, William A 16 

Clark, B. 25 

Clark, David 6 

Clark, F. S. E 25 

Clark, Frank 25 

Clark, Henry S 14 

Clark, James S 16 

Clark, James 6 

Clark, Lydia 6 

Clark, Osborn 6 

Clark, William 6 

Clark, Wyatt 6 

Clarke, Jesse 25 

Cobb, Debro 20 

Cobb, Netta 22 

Cobb, R. J 24 

Coggins, Henrietta 24 

Coleman, Mr 1 1 

Collins, Josiah 18 

Coor, Thomas 1 

Cox, Calvin 18 

Cox, F. F., Dr 9 

Cox, Levy 5 

Cox, Sylvester 10, 16 

Craft, James C, Rev 23 

Craft, William A 7 

Crafton, Jo 25 

Crafton, Thomas 25 

Crafton, Thos., Mrs 25 

Croom, Mary E 22 

Dail, Alexander Columbus. 21 

Dail, J. F 24 

Dail, Levi Thomas 21 

Dail, Lucretia 22 

Dail, Macon Edward 22 

Dail, P. H, Mrs 21 

Dail, Thomas 22 

Daniel, Benjamin 14 

Daniel, E. P 14, 15 

Daniel, Sidney 14 

Davenport, D. C 24 

Davenport, Randal 24 

Davis, Benjamin A 14 

Davis, F. M 25 

Davis, Frank 21 

Davis, J. R 25 

Davis, Lizzie 21 

Davis, Richard B 14 



Delaney, W. K 14 

Dentie, Sabrina 29 

Dilday, Charles 18 

Dixon, Edward 5 

Dixon, Joseph 12 

Dixon, Josiah 4 

Dixon, William 1 1 

Driver, William A 25 

Dunn, J. W 26 

Dunn, John P 3, 11, 12 

Dunn, John 24 

Dunn, Mr 5 

Dunn, Wilkinson 24 

Dupree, Joseph A. E 17 

Eagles, B. F 18 

Edwards, B. W 24 

Edwards, H. C 14 

Edwards, H. C 26 

Edwards, Louisa 20 

Edwards, Nathan 24 

Edwards, Thomas 6 

Edwards, W. F 19 

Edwards, William H 6 

Edwards, William 6 

Elks, Titus E 4 

Elliot, L. F 10 

Ernul, McG 4 

Evans, Amos 2, 14 

Evans, Calvin 16 

Evans, Richard 2 

Evans, W. J 14 

Everett, J. R 24 

Everett, James 24 

Faithful, Offie 25 

Faulkner, Lillie, Mrs 22 

Fields, Appie 20 

Fields, F. A 20 

Fleming, Adam 15, 24, 25 

Fleming, David S 15 

Fleming, Harriet 25 

Fleming, Ivey 15 

Fleming, Kenneth H 4 

Fleming, L. S 25 

Fleming, Lana 25 

Fleming, Lenard 25 

Fleming, Luke 15 

Fleming, Mary L 24 

Fleming, Rena 26 

Fleming, T. A 25 

Forbes, Arthur 25 

Forbes, Benjamin 29 

Forbes, Bob 29 

Forbes, Nannie 25 

Forbes, Ola 23 

Forbes, Peter 23 

Fornes, Thomas 6 



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Frizzle, Josiah 22 

Fulford, J. R 26 

Galloway, John 16 

Gardner, Asa 6 

Gardner, Isaac 5, 6 

Gardner, Joseph B 19 

Gardner, William 6 

Gardner, Wyatt 6 

Gaylord, Mrs. J. T 28 

Gilbert, Jesse 19 

Gorham, Thomas A 8 

Gough, Charles A 23 

Greene, Charles 14, 15 

Greene, Jane 14, 15 

Griffin, James 5 

Grimes, Bryan 4 

Grimsley, Caroline 21 

Grimsley, Nannie 22 

Grimsley, Theophilus 21 

Gwartney, Lewis 6 

Haddock, Frederick 4 

Halstead, L. J 24 

Hancock, Henry 10 

Handcock, John 4 

Hardison, Maggie 27 

Harper, Alexander 9 

Harper, Blaney 9 

Harper, Edward 9 

Harper, Francis S 9 

Harper, James Allen 22 

Harper, John 9 

Harper, Oliver 9 

Harper, W. W 22 

Harrald, John 19 

Harrell, Joshua 24 

Harrington, J. F 10 

Harris, Jesse 15 

Harris, R. S 9 

Harrison, Paul 27 

Harriss, C. J 24 

Hart, Frank 7 

Hassell, Sylvester, Rev 24 

Hathaway, E. D 24, 25, 26 

Hathaway, J. J 26 

Hathaway, Jackson 26 

Hathaway, O. H 26 

Hatton, Lucinda 2 1 

Hawkins, William 1 

Hawks, John 1 

Hazelton, Benjamin F 10, 15, 16 

Hearn, B. H 25 

Hearne, Andrew J 24 

Hearne, J. 24 

Hearne, James J 24 

Hearne, R. K., Rev 23, 24 

Herrington, Henry 15 



INDEX 



Hill, A. D 25 

Hill, Alex 20 

Hill, Richard 20 

Hill, William Louis 20 

Hill, Willie 20 

Hines, Harriet 21 

Hines, Peter E 1 1 

Hooker, S. T 23 

Hopkins, Cinderella 1 5 

Hopkins, Henry A 15 

Hopkins, Jennetta E 15 

Hopkins, Marina 1 5 

Horn, Eliza 15 

Horn, William 15 

Horton, Donald 25 

Horton, Zylpha C 25 

House, D. E 24 

Hudson, John Lanier 22 

Hudson, Lewis 22 

Hudson, Sefronia 22 

Hudson, W. C 22 

Hyman, W. A 26 

Jackson, Eliza W 14 

Jackson, J. S 12 

Jackson, Manly 9 

Jackson, Richard 22 

Jackson, Winnie 20 

James, Harvey B 8 

James, Joel 14 

Jenkins, Annie 22 

Jenkins, J. H, Rev 24 

Jenkins, S. A 7 

Johnson, Frances 1,2 

Johnson, Hardy 22 

Johnson, Janie Jackson 27 

Johnson, Lewis Cannon 22 

Johnson, William 18 

Johnson, Winifred 28 

Johnston, G. W 18 

Johnston, J. H, Rev 24 

Jolly, John Hyman 27 

Jolly, Sallie Ann 21 

Jones, Andrew 21 

Jones, Archibald 20 

Jones, Asa 2 1 

Jones, Calvin 4, 15 

Jones, Lissia 26 

Jones, Lula 26 

Jones, Lydia 22 

Jones, Martha 22 

Jones, William Marshal 20 

Jones, Willoughby 19 

Joyner, Emily 21 

Joyner, Franklin 15 

Joyner, George 1 1, 12 

Joyner, 1 12 



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INDEX 



Joyner, James 14 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 

10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20,28 

Kantor, Elaine 29 

Kennedy, Harriet L 20 

King, John 3, 14, 15 

Kinsaul, Amos 23 

Kite, Stephen 7 

Lang, Jonathan 4 

Lang, Narcissa F 14 

Lang, Robert 20 

Lang, W. G 14 

Langley, James L 15 

Latham, Josephus, Rev 23, 26 

Laughinghouse, Furney 4 

Lawling, Victoria 29 

Lawrence, M. T 24 

Leggett, Adolphus Sylv 27 

Leggett, Annie Beat 27 

Leggett, Fernando 27 

Leggett, George Henry 27 

Leggett, George 27 

Leggett, Henry 27 

Leggett, James Henry 27 

Leggett, Jeremiah 27 

Leggett, John Elizabeth 27 

Leggett, John Wesley 27 

Leggett, John 27 

Leggett, Jordan Gray 27 

Leggett, Lee Ander 27 

Leggett, Mary Ann Car 27 

Leggett, Sarah 27 

Lewis, David' 7 

Lewis, Emma 24 

Lewis, J. T 24, 25 

Lewis, Joseph 24 

Lewis, Lucy 25 

Little, C. S 25 

Little, Crandell 13 

Little, Donald James 29 

Little, Elizabeth 29 

Little, Hollon 28 

Little, John Gaston 29 

Little, Llewellyn 29 

Little, Lewis G 13, 14 

Little, Mary Oliver 29 

Little, William 13 

Manning, B. F 10 

Manning, Jabez 9 

Manning, Linizy 25 

Manning, William 14 

Marsh, Samuel B 8 

Mason, J. J 26 

May, Ben T 15 

May, Benjamin 17 

May, Fed 25 



May, Finettie M 17 

May, Ida 25 

May, James W 1 1 

May, John 15 

May, Mary Ann 17 

May, Penelope 17 

Mayo, L. A 26 

Mayo, R. E 24, 26 

McCotter, Jacob 16 

McCoy, Augustus 22 

McCoy, John A 22 

McKinney, David 7 

Meeks, A. 25 

Meeks, Abysley 21 

Meeks, Marina 22 

Mewbern, L 12 

Mills, Henry H 5 

Mills, John 5 

Mitchell, Lydia 21 

Mobley, McN. C 25 

Moore, Alfred 2 1 

Moore, Arthur 18 

Moore, Churchill 7 

Moore, D. C 24 

Moore, Edmond 13, 16 

Moore, George C 20 

Moore, Hyman 14 

Moore, John 18 

Moore, Polly Ann 20 

Moore, T. A 26 

Moore, W. E 26 

Moore, Wedigan 16 

Mooring, John A 16 

Mooring, Lou 20 

Mooring, W. S 16 

Morgantum, Charles 14 

Moye, Abraham Archibald. 21 

Moye, Abram D 15 

Moye, Alfred 11, 12 

Moye, George 8 

Moye, Martha Jane 15 

Moye, William D 6,21 

Moye, William J 15 

Mozingo, Nancy 20 

Mumford, Heber G 7 

Nelson, Augustus W 28 

Nelson, Edward 28 

Nelson, Jennet 28 

Nethercutt, John F 22 

Nethercutt, Lafayette 22 

Nobles, Charles 29 

Nobles, Jessee 16 

Nobles, Johnson 15 

Nobles, Simon J 16 

Nobles, Willie 16, 29 

Norvell, Ivey 14 



PCGQ May 2010 33 



INDEX 



Odum, Uriah 18 

Ormond, H 14 

Ormond, Rubia Gay 20 

Ormond, W. M 20 

Ormond, William 12 

Outerbridge, A. J 23 

Oxley, Caroline 23 

Oxley, James 29 

Oxley, McKinley 29 

Parker, Henry 23, 25 

Parker, John F 19 

Parker, Mollie 24 

Parker, R. A 24 

Parker, Robert H 19 

Parker, Sarah 21 

Parker, T. E 24 

Parker, Thad 25 

Parker, Wiley 24 

Parrott, James 1 1, 12 

Pate, William 7 

Patrick, Cornelius 14 

Patrick, Joel 10, 15 

Paul, James L 14, 16 

Peal, James 19 

Perkins, Churchill 14 

Perkins, W. H 14 

Pettit,Nasby 4 

Pettit, Nathan 4 

Phillips, J. T 23 

Pierce, Robert 1 

Pippen, Richard 22 

Pippen, Silas 22 

Pollard, Allie 23 

Pollard, B. H 25 

Pollard, B. R 24 

Pollard, Benjamin B 24 

Pollard, Benjamin R 24 

Pollard, Benjamin 26 

Pollard, Bettie 23 

Pollard, Charles 23,24 

Pollard, Christiana 23 

Pollard, Dink 24 

Pollard, E. P 26 

Pollard, Estelle 26 

Pollard, F. 24 

Pollard, Henry 25 

Pollard, J. A 23, 24, 25, 26 

Pollard, James A 25, 26 

Pollard, James 23, 24, 25 

Pollard, Jane 25 

Pollard, John 24, 25 

Pollard, John 23, 24, 25, 26 

Pollard, Jordan 25 

Pollard, Joseph 25 

Pollard, Julia 24 

Pollard, Linsey D 23 



Pollard, Louisa B 23 

Pollard, Louisa 26 

Pollard, Macon 25 

Pollard, Martha Delia 26 

Pollard, Martha E 26 

Pollard, Martha 26 

Pollard, Mary E 24 

Pollard, Mary M 23 

Pollard, Nathan 23, 24 

Pollard, Oliver 25 

Pollard, RE 24, 25 

Pollard, Reddick 24, 25, 26 

Pollard, Sallie Ann 23 

Pollard, Stanly 24, 26 

Pollard, Tedy 25 

Pollard, Thomas R 23, 25 

Pollard, Thomas 26 

Pollard, Turner 26 

Pollard, W. A 25 

Pollard, W. B 24, 25 

Pollard, W. J 26 

Pollard, W. L 24, 26 

Pollard, W. S 26 

Pollard, W. T 26 

Pollard, Wiley 24,26 

Pollard, Willie 26 

Powell, M 12 

Powell, R 1 1 

Prescott, George W 7 

Pridgen, Blaney R 21 

Pridgen, Edwin G 21 

Quinerly, Elizabeth 20 

Quinn, Zilpha 22 

Randall, Joseph 14 

Randolph, J. R 25 

Randolph, Prudence 24 

Randolph, Richard 24 

Randolph, Robert 25 

Rasberry, Alex 21 

Rasberry, Henry Jackson.... 21 

Reddick, Elizabeth C 27 

Richards, Batson 6 

Rives, John G 26 

Rives, Peter 14 

Roach, Charles 28 

Roach, Sally 28 

Roach, Samuel 5 

Roberson, Rosetta Eliz 21 

Rodgerson, Ema 27 

Rodgerson, Emily E 27 

Rogers, Drury 1, 2 

Rogers, Frances, Mrs 1 

Ross, Effie 26 

Ross, Elizabeth 23 

Ross, W. H, Rev 26 

Rountree, Charles 9 



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INDEX 



Rountree, Hannah 3 

Rouse, Charlie E 22 

Rouse, Egbert 29 

Rouse, Lam 22 

Satterthwaite, F. B 15 

Saunders, Nancy 22 

Sermons, Ann Frances 18 

Sermons, Erminiza 18 

Sermons, Lounza 18 

Sermons, Matthew 18 

Sessoms, Berry F 26 

Sessoms, Harrel 26 

Sheppard, Henry 2, 9, 10, 13 

Shirley, Bird 20 

Shirley, George 20 

Shivers, Maggie E 24 

Shivers, W. A 24 

Smith, Adelaide 28 

Smith, Bryant 19 

Smith, Caleb 5, 6, 15 

Smith, Charles J 7 

Smith, Charles 5 

Smith, Claudius Ferdinand. 28 

Smith, Cullen 7 

Smith, Daniel Webster 27 

Smith, Edward Augustus.... 28 

Smith, Emily Evelyn 28 

Smith, Ephriagm H 5, 6 

Smith, Eudora Annette 27 

Smith, George Ferdinand ... 28 

Smith, Hannah 7 

Smith, Hardy J 7 

Smith, Henry 7, 12,28 

Smith, Henry, Sr 7 

Smith, Holland Little 28 

Smith, J. T 9 

Smith, James Henry 28 

Smith, James 5, 28 

Smith, John A 7 

Smith, John Ivey 27 

Smith, John R. 7 

Smith, Joshua 5, 7 

Smith, Lewis H 7, 16 

Smith, Mary Virginia 28 

Smith, Mary 28 

Smith, Mildred deWeir 27 

Smith, Permelia 22 

Smith, Redding W 26 

Smith, Sally Roach 28 

Smith, Sally 5 

Smith, Samuel 7 

Smith, Sarah Catherine 27 

Smith, Sherod T 27 

Smith, Stephen Augustus ... 27 

Smith, W. R 26 

Smith, William Henry 28 



Smith, William 28 

Smith, William, Sr 7 

Smith, Winnifred Magdal... 28 

Spain, Featherston 25, 26 

Spain, Rosetta 25 

Spain, S. H 23 

Spear, C. E 7 

Spears. Delphia, Mrs 20 

Speight, Fred 26 

St. Amand, A. T., Mrs 28 

Standi, Henry 15, 16 

Standi, Jesse 15 

Standi, Mary 21 

Standi, N. W 26 

Standi, Willie 15 

Stancill, G. A 26 

Starkey, Robert 4 

Stocks, Cannon 9 

Stocks, Henry Allen 20 

Stokes, Hardy 7 

Stokes, James 7 

Stokes, Thomas 7 

Summers, Polly 28 

Sutton, G. L 15 

Sutton, J. A 15 

Sutton, James 15 

Sutton, Josiah 18 

Sutton, Viney 18 

Swain, Elizabeth 27 

Swain, John 27 

Swain, Sally 27 

Taft, A. H 5 

Taft, Arnold 29 

Taft, Elias 29 

TaftE. A 29 

Taft, Evarilda 29 

Taft, Gary 29 

Taylor, Benjamin 21 

Taylor, Dolly 20 

Taylor, J. G 23 

Taylor, James H. C 21 

Taylor, Joseph 21 

Taylor, Obenry T 21 

Taylor, W. A 23 

Taylor, W.H 24 

Teel, Almeter 25 

Teel, Bynum 24, 26 

Teel, James 23, 26 

Teel, Moses 23 

Teel, R. A 23,26 

Teel, Richard A 26 

Teel, Richard 24 

Terrell, J. L. M 26 

Thigpen, Polly 20 

Tison, Ben 1 

Tucker, G. M 5 



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INDEX 



Tucker, Warren 15 

Turnage, Bethany 22 

Turnage, Blaney 22 

Turnage, E 12 

Turnage, H. C 18 

Turnage, Louisa 22 

Turnage, Lovie 21, 22 

Turnage, Lydia 21 

Tyer, Abigail M 8 

Tyer, Norfleet 8 

Tyson, A. A 23, 24, 26 

Tyson, A. A., Rev 25 

Tyson, Allen 21 

Tyson, Ben 21 

Tyson, Cornelius 26 

Tyson, J. W 26 

Tyson, Joab 18 

Tyson, John C 26 

Tyson, John 21, 22, 26 

Tyson, Mamie M 26 

Tyson, Moses 8 

Tyson, Shim 23 

Tyson, William M 22 

Vause, Jesse 20 

Vause, William Charles 20 

Venters, Benjamin 27 

Venters, Sarah 27 

Venters, Washington 7 

Vincent, Hasty 29 

Vincent, Joshua 29 

Vincent, Drury 29 

Vincent, Hasty 29 

Vincent, John W 29 

Vincent, Joshua 29 

Vincent, Norfleet 29 

Vincent, Hasty 29 

Vincent, Joshua 29 

Vincent, Sarah 29 

Vincent, Speirs 29 

Vincent, Susan 29 

Vines, Samuel 19 

Vinson, John W 25, 29 

Wainright, Kinchen 4 

Wallace, Thomas 19 

Walsh, JohnT 11, 12 

Ward, Amanda 14 

Ward, Daniel 14 

Ward, James R. 16 

Ward, Louise 20 

Ward, Sally 14 

Ward, Virginia 14 

Warren, Clemmy 24 

Warren, J. E 26 

Warren, Jerry 26 

Weaver, Robert J 26 

Weaver, W. W 26 



Webster, Warren 2 

Weller, James C 1 

Wetherington, Spier 4 

Whichard, B 26 

Whichard, Isabella 14 

Whichard, Joseph 2 

Whichard, Lillia L 14 

Whichard, Lydia L 15 

Whichard, Willis 15 

White, C. A 4 

White, Paul 8 

Whitehurst, Batson 23, 25 

Whitehurst, Christiana 25 

Whitehurst, E. E 24 

Whitehurst, William 23 

Whitford, C. D 9 

Williams, Elizabeth 8 

Williams, Finetta 1 7 

Williams, John Alfred 27 

Williams, Parthena S 17 

Williams, R, Jr 23 

Williams, Richard 14, 15 

Williams, Robert M 17 

Williams, Robert 17 

Williams, William 19 

Williams, Willis R 12, 17 

Willis, Needham 27 

Willis, Sarah Catherine 27 

Willoughby, Annie 18 

Willoughby, JohnF 18 

Willoughby, Josiah 18 

Willoughby, Mary Ann 18 

Willoughby, Sophia 18 

Wilson, Catherine 16 

Wilson, Samuel 16 

Wingate, Henry 9 

Witherington, Abner 3 

Witherington, Ambrose 3 

Witherington, John R 10 

Witherington, Richard 3 

Witherington, Robert 3 

Withington, John 7 

Wombell, Adeline 26 

Woodard, Calvin 24 

Woolard, William, Rev 25 

Wooten, Council 10 

Worthington, Betsy 21 

Wyatt, Tyree 9 



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Ephriam Powers, revolutionary war pension 1 

Gorham-Salter Family Deed, 1809 3 

William Kinsaul Division of Land, 1816 4 

Nasby Mills Famdly Deed, 1817 5 

Charles Smith's Children, 1844 6 

William Cherry Family Deed, 1843 7 

Taft-Boyd's Ferry deed, 1844 8 

Henry Mdlls Division of Slaves, 1858 9 

Aaron Joyner Division of Slaves, 1858 10 

Elhhj Briley Kdlled Wdllie Pollard, 1858 11 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1862 12 

Capt. Ruel W. Anderson, of Georgia 18 

Rountree's Church Homecoming, 1946 20 

Greene County Death Certificates 21 

Brooks famdly marriages 24 

Bible Records Lanier-Clark Bible Records 26 

Laura F. Griffin Ball Bible Record 27 

Queries 29 

Index 30 

FILLERS Aunt Roxie Pearce, more than a Centenarian, 1893 2 

Mrs. W. B. Phd?ps Visiting, 1894 4 

Church of Christ, Brown's School House, 1870 5 

Charles Smith's Heirs, 1842 6 

Grifton Lodge's 100th Bhithday, 1967 7 

Mdlls Brothers Bear Hunt, 1893 8 

Pitt County Court, 1879 9 

St. Stephen's Episcopal Mission, 1924 19 

Trd?p--Tuten Fight, 1900 20 

Lorenzo McLawhorn Gin FntE, 1879 23 



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Ephriam Powers, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Ephriam Powers found on 
microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



State of North Carolina New Hanover County} 

On this the 29th day of March A.D. 1833 personally appeared before me William USHER Jr. one of the 
acting Justices of the Peace in & for the County of New Hanover aforesaid and the State aforesaid Ephraim 
POWERS a resident of New Hanover County in the State of North Carolina aged 76 years the 1 1th day of 
February last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration 
in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. 

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein 
stated. 

1st In a company of militia of Pitt County N. C. under Colonel SIMPSON, Captain Simon JONES, Charles 
CAISON Lieutenant, Jesse READ Ensign, in March 17751 and left this term of service in May 1775 
having served a two months tour; that when he entered the service he resided in Pitt County North 
Carolina; that he was a volunteer and second Sergeant in the company but will only claim as a private as he 
can make no proof to entitle him to pay as Sergeant; that he was in no battle; that he is embodied in 
Martinborough now Greensville on Tar River and marched to Wilmington N. C. thence to Jumping Run 
about a mile and a half below Wilmington, where he encamped and remained till his two months were out; 
that he was stationed at Jumping Run for the purpose of preventing the enemy, who were said to be at that 
time, on board their shipping in Cape Fear, below Wilmington, from coming up and taking possession 
thereof; that he has no documentary evidence and knows of no person now alive by whom he can prove this 
service. 

2nd In a company of Pitt County militia under General Richard CASWELL Sr., Richard CASWELL Jr. 
Colonel, Austin SPAIN Captain, Nathanael MOORE Lieutenant, Alexander WHITLEY one of the 
Sergeants, his other officers he forgets; in the month of June he thinks the 7th day 1780 and left the service 
about the middle of October 1780 having served a little over four months, but is content to claim for four 
months only; that when he entered this service he resided as aforesaid; that he was a volunteer and a private 
soldier; that he was in no battle, but that the battle near Camden between the Americans under General 
GATES and the enemy under Cornwallis occurred during this tour where the Americans were defeated and 
Baron DEKALB mortally wounded; that he marched from Martinsborough now Greenville in Pitt County 
N. C. where he rendezvoused, to Cross Creek now Fayetteville N. C. from thence across the Yadkin and on 
towards Camden, that about 10 days before Gates defeat he was detached with two wagons and a few men 
to transport some arms to Cheraw Hills, and from thence to a place on Big Pedee called Mars Bluff to take 
in some rum and salt to carried to the Army, that on his way to the Army he heard the firing of Cannon 
soon after daylight and in a few hours afterwards received intelligence of the defeat of the Americans and 
retreated to Drowning Creek at Cole's Bridge in N. C. where he joined the American Army or part thereof 
under Colonel SUMPTER and remained a few days from thence to Ramsey's Mills on Deep River, from 
thence he came home, having been discharged at Ramsey's Mills; that he served with Continental troops 
under General GATES in South Carolina, having joined them in that State; that he personally knew no 
regular officer but Captain Joseph RHODES, but expects he saw some regular officers in SC. That Gates 
defeat happened in the month of August; that he understood there was no difference of opinion between 
General GATES and Baron DEKALB as to the plan to be pursued; that he has no documentary evidence 
and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure to testify to this service. 

3rdly In a company of Pitt County militia in an expedition against Major CRAIGE, under Captain George 
FORTNER his other officers, he does not recollect, in the spring of the year and supposes it was in the year 
1781 and served a tour of 16 days; that he was a volunteer and a private soldier; from the service described, 



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this term was probably served in 1776, not 1775 as stated by the applicant.soldier; that he was in no battle; 
that the company to which he belonged took Major CRAIG'S commissary and two other of his men 
prisoners at a mill and being destitute of ammunition & having but few men, he & his company retreated or 
retired to Martinsborough now Greenville and was there dismissed; that he has no documentary evidence 
and knows of no person by whom he can prove this service. 

4Thly Under William SHEPARD Major, William REAVES Captain, Joseph MATTHIS 1st Sergeant, _ 
[blank in original] WALDER 2nd Sergeant his other officers he forgets in the fall of the year 1781 in an 
expedition against Major CRAIG, and served a tour of 26 days; that he was a volunteer and a private that 
he was in no battle; that in his 16 days tour his marches were entirely confined to Pitt County; that in his 26 
days tour he marched from Martinsborough now Greenville on near to Wilmington N. C. in pursuit of 
Major CRAIG and his forces from thence he marched on towards home and was disbanded before he 
arrived at Greensville; that he has no documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he 
can procure to testify to this service. 

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that 
his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. 
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid. 

Test William USHER, J. P. Ephraim (his mark) POWERS 



Answers of Ephraim POWERS the aforesaid applicant to the interrogatories propounded to him by 
William USHER Jr. the aforesaid Justice of the Peace as prescribed by the War Department 

To the 1st I was born in Pitt County N. C. the 1 1th of February 1757 

To the 2nd I have no record of my age at my own home, it was recorded in my father's family Bible and 
Pitt County N. C. whether it is now in existence or not I don't know. 

To the 3rd When called into service I was living in Pitt County NC. Since the revolutionary war I lived 
about 10 years in Pitt County N. C, from thence I removed into New Hanover County where I have 
ever since lived and where I now live. 
To the 4th I always volunteered. 

To the 5th General GATES & Baron DEKALB; the only Continental troops I recollect were those under 
General GATES from the North, the militia regiments, I recollect, were Colonel AXUM'S and Colonel 
Richard CASWELL'S, there were other militia regiments and General GATES Army but I don't recollect 
the names of the colonels. The general circumstances of my service are stated in the preceding declaration. 
To the 6th I don't remember to have received any written discharge. If I ever did, it is lost. 
To the 7th Shadrach STALLINGS, Reverend Hiram STALLINGS, William NEW, William USHER Jr., a 
Esq., Patrick USHER, William J. LOVE, Richard SAUNDERS and a great many others I could name. 
Test: S/ William USHER, JP Ephraim (his mark) POWERS 



Aunt Roxie Pearce, More than a centenarian, 1893 

Eastern Reflector, May 17, 1893 

"Aunt Roxie," a colored woman who lives on the premises of Mr. J. B. CHERRY, is more than a 
hundred years old, but just how much over that age has to be approximated. In olden times she belonged to 
the PEARCE family, and is provided for in her old age by descendants of that family and their connections. 

Mr. B. C. PEARCE tells us that she was the nurse of his father in infancy, and as his father was 
born in 1795-98 years ago— it is evident that "Aunt Roxie," must have been several years old at that time or 
she would have been too young to entrust with care of an infant. She sometimes talks about remembering 
the Revolutionary war, but it is very probable that she has reference to the war of 1 8 12. No doubt she was a 
grown woman when this latter war occurred. 



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Gorham/Salter Family Deed, 1809 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book R, p. 305. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it Known that we William GOREHAM & Sophia GOREHAM his wife of the County aforesaid for and 
inconsideration of the Sum of four thousand Pounds to us in hand paid by Franklin GOREHAM our 
Brother of the Same County & State at and before the sealing and Signing of these presents the Receipt 
whereof is hereby acknowledged and ourselves therewith to be Satisfied and paid Have bargained Sold 
Aliened en feoff ed and Confirmed and we do hereby bargain Sell Alien enfe of and confirm unto the Said 
Franklin GOREHAM his heirs and assigns for ever One Certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in 
the County aforesaid on the South Side of Tar River being the plantation whereon Edward SALTER the 
father of the Said Sophia GOREHAM last Lived Which Said Land was patented by William DUVAL and 
purchased of Martha DUVAL by Edward SALTER the Elder and given by the will of the Said Edward 
SALTER to Edward SALTER Junr. his Son and by the will of the Said Edward SALTER Junr to the Said 
Sophia GOREHAM, and which Said the Said William GOREHAM now lives on and contains by the patent 
Six hundred and forty Acres and also one other Tract or parcel of Land adjoining the afore mentioned tract 
(on the South) Containing three hundred acres by patent No 361 granted to Edward SALTER the father of 
Sophia bearing Date the 21st of October 1782 (eighty two) Which Said parcel of Land was also given by the 
will of the Edward SALTER to the Said Sophia GOREHAM and also one other piece of Land adjoining the 
first mentioned Tract on the East being river low ground containing one hundred and ninety acres Which 
Said piece of Land was also given by the will of the aforesaid Edward SALTER to his Said daughter 
Sophia GOREHAM and also one other piece or parcel of Land Lying on the north Side of Tar River in 
County aforesaid bounded by the river on the South Side by Grindell Creek on the East and by the Lands of 
Benjamin HODGES on the north and west Which Said piece of Land was granted to the aforesaid Edward 
SALTER Jr and contains one hundred and twelve acres as by patent No 385 bearing Date the 21st of 
October 1782 (Eighty two) will appear and which Said land was also given by the will of the Said Edward 
SALTER to his Said Daughter Sophia also our one fourth part of a Tract of Land lying on the South Side of 
Tar River Containing three hundred acres by patent no 335 bearing Date the 21st of October 1782 Eighty 
two which said Tract of Land was given by the will of the said Edward SALTER to his daughter Nancy by 
whose death the afore mentioned one fourth part fell to the Said Sophia also our one fourth part of a parcel 
of Land whereon Ann SALTER the Elder Deceased lived which parcel of Land was given by the will of the 
aforementioned Edward SALTER to his daughter Peggy by whose death the aforementioned one fourth 
part fell to the Said Sophia GOREHAM to have and to hold the aforementioned Several Tracts and parcels 
of Land with all ways woods waters and every other appurtenance thereunto belonging or appurtaining to 
the Said Franklin GOREHAM his heirs and assigns for ever in fee Simple and we for ourselves and our 
heirs executors and Admrs do hereby Covenant and promise to and with the Said Franklin GOREHAM his 
heirs and assigns that we by ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators Shall and will warrant and for 
ever defend the aforesaid several Tracts and parcels of Land with all and every of their members and 
appurtenances free from all lawful Claim of any person or persons Whatsoever unto the said Franklin 
GOREHAM his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals 
this 5th Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and nine 
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged William GOREHAM {Seal} 

In presence of Sophia GOREHAM {Seal} 

John HODGES 
Robert BOYD 

Pitt County this Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form Law on oath by John 
HODGES one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereunto as far as relates to the execution by William 
GOREHAM Attest Alexander EVANS Clk 

by Richard EVANS 



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William Kinsaul Division of Land, 1816 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book AA, p. 178. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

In obedience to an order issued from August Term 1816 to us the subscribing commissioners to divide and 
set apart the real estate of William KINSAUL Deed, among the legal heirs or representatives of said 
deceased we the undersigned after being duly sworn agreeable to law have divided the same as follows (to 
wit) Lott No 1 we have set apart to the use and benefit of John KINSAUL one of the lawful heirs of said 
deed Beginning at Kennedy MOORS corner a pine in the great branch then south seventy three East fifty 
seven poles along the great branch to a pine in the said branch then north eighty three poles to a pine in the 
back line thence North eighty five West fifty six poles to a pine in Canidy MOORES line near the watering 
hole thence with Canidy MOORES line south to the first station containing by estimation twenty five acres 
Lott No 2 we have set apart to the use & benefit of Henry KINSAUL one of the lawful heirs of said 
deceased beginning at a pine in the Great swamp the second corner of Lott No 1 and runs down the swamp 
south seventy three degrees East seventy three poles to a bull bay in Great swamp then north ninety four 
poles to a bull bay in the back line then north eighty five west sixty eight poles to a pine the third corner of 
Lott No 1 thence with second line of Lot No 1 which is south to the beginning containing by estimation 
forty acres 

Lot No 3 we have set apart and appropriated to the use and benefit of Reuben KIN S ALE of the lawful heirs 
of said deed, beginning at a bull bay in the Great swamp thence South seventy three East sixty poles to a 
bull bay in Great swamp thence north one hundred and five poles to a read oak in the back line thence 
North eighty five degrees West sixty four poles to a pine the third corner of Lot No. 2 then with the second 
line of Lot No 2 south to the beginning containing by estimation forty acres 

Lot No 4 we have set apart and appropriated to the use and benefit of William KINSAUL one of the lawful 
heirs of said deceased. Beginning at a bull bay the second corner of Lot No. 3 thence down the Great 
swamp south seventy three degrees East thirty three poles to SALTERS corner a pine in Great swamp 
thence along SALTERS and James LANGLEYS line north eleven East one hundred and twelve poiles to a 
gum James LANGLEYS corner thence north eighty five degrees west fifty poles to a red oak in the back 
line also the third corner of Lot No 3 from thence south with the second line of Lot No 3 to the beginning 
containing by estimation twenty five acres 

We the undersigners to make the proportion equal in value have said that the fourth lot pay the second lot 
twenty seven dollars and a half and that the first lot pay the third lot ten dollars which sums paid from one 
to the other will make the proportion as near equal as is possible 
Given under our hands & seals this 20 August 1816 

WyotMOYE {Seal} 
Luke ALBRITTON {Seal} 
Joel ALBRITTON {Seal} 
Samuel ALBRITTON {Seal} 

Pitt County November Term 1816 

The Commissioners appointed to make partition in the land of William KINSAUL deed, have returned 
their report Ordered mat it be registered Alexander EVANS Clk 



Mrs. W. B. Phipps Visiting, 1894 

Found in the Eastern Reflector, Feb. 14, 1894 

Mrs. W. B. PHIPPS, of Chicago, arrived last week to visit Mrs. J. B. JOHNSON. Mrs. PHIPPS moved 
away from Greenville just after the close of the war and this is her first visit here since. Several of our 
citizens remember her. 



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Nasby Mills Family Deed, 1817 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book AA, p. 102. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Know all men by these presents that we Gideon PETIT and wife Jemima PETIT William MILLS 
Benjamin COX and wife Mary COX Nasby MILLS Lewis MILLS Hall HADDOCK and wife Sarah 
HADDOCK all of the County of Pitt and State aforesaid heirs at law of Isaac MILLS deceased do for the 
consideration of fifty dollars to me in hand paid by Henry MILLS of Pitt County give grant bargain sell 
convey and confirm unto the said Henry MILLS all the land that was given to the above named Isaac 
MILLS by the last will and testament of his father Nasby MILLS Senr. deceased containing by estimation 
about eighty acres more or less To have and to hold to him the said Henry MILLS his heirs and assigns 
forever together with all and every prive ledge thereunto or in anywise appertaining In witness whereof we 
have hereunto set our hands and seals the 10th day of March 1817 
Test 

WmSPAXTON Gideon (his mark) PETIT {seal} 

Jemima (her mark) PETIT {seal} 
Wm. (his mark) MILLS {seal} 
Benjamin COX {seal} 
Mary (her mark) COX {seal} 
Nasby (his mark) MILLS {seal} 
Lewis (his mark) MILLS {seal} 
Hall (his H mark) HADDOCK {seal} 
Sary (her Sary mark) HADDOCK {seal} 



Church of Christ, Brown* s School House, 1870 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book SS, p. 386. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

This indenture made and executed on the 30th of April in the year of Our Lord 1870 between John R. 
BROWN and Patsy BROWN his wife of the first part and Wilie STANCIL Elder and Lewis J. SMITH 
Deacon of the Church of Christ now worshiping at Brown's School house of the second part. All of the 
County of Pitt and State aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of 
the sum of One dollar to them in hand paid, have bargained have bargained and by these do bargain grant 
give sell and convey unto said party of the second part officers of the Church of Christ meeting at Brown's 
School House Pitt County N. C. and to their successors in office for the sole use of the Disiples of Christ 
forever, a certain piece or parcel of land lying in Pitt County on the N. side of Tar River on the road leading 
from Greenville to Tarboro known as the Swamp Road Beginning at the Road in B. W. BROWNS line 
and running Westwardly One hundred yards to a pine, Then Southwardly One hundred yards to a pine then 
Eastwardly one hundred yards to B. W. BROWNS line in the main road then with the road and B. W. 
BROWN'S line to beginning containing Two acres more or less, with all and every app urtenans e thereunto 
belonging especially the newly built Church house situated thereon: And we do hereby covenant to and 
with said officers and their successors in office forever, that we have absolute right to give bargain or sell 
said land. Witness our hands & seals, the day & year above mentioned 
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of 

Josephus LATHAM John R. BROWN {Seal} 

Martha BROWN {Seal} 



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Charles Smith's Children, 1844 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book K K, p. 363. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

«£♦ «£♦ 

This Indenture made and entered into on the 16th day of December A.D. 1843 by and between John C. 
SMITH of the County of Philips and State of Arkans of the first part and Marshall DICKINSON of the 
County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the second part Witnesseth, That for and in consideration of 
the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to the said John C SMITH, party of the first part as aforesaid paid 
before the ensealing and delivery hereof, the party of the first part hath bargained sold & conveyed aliened 
released, and transfered, and by these presents doth bargain sell and convey alien release and Transfer unto 
the said Marshall DICKINSON party of the second part as aforesaid his heirs and assigns, all the right title 
and interest, claim or demand which he the said parry of the first part has or may have in and to certain 
negro Slaves now in possession of the said party of the second part named Nicey, Susa, Edmund, Dave, 
Joe, Rose, Ben, Hosea, and Glasgow, and also the ballance of the sale of sum being the same negroes and 
their increase which by the Court of Equity for said County of Pitt at March Term 1819 were decreed to the 
use of Mary SMITH wife of Charles SMITH during her life and at her death to her children by the said 
Charles, consisting of Eliza, who married Edward JOYCE, Emeline, who married William C. 
ANDERSON, and the said John C. who hereby conveys his interest therein and being all the same negroes 
and their increase in which the said Mary SMITH and Edward JOYCE sold to said DICKINSON party of 
the second part his heirs and assigns forever, and the said John C. SMITH for himself his heirs Executors & 
Administrators doth hereby covenant with the said Marshall DICKINSON his heirs Executors & 
Administrators to well and truly warrant and forever defend the afore said property againt the claim or 
claims of any and all persons claiming , by through or under him. — In Testimony whereof I John C. 
SMITH party of the first part as aforesaid have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above 
written — I_presence of} J. C. SMITH {seal} 

John B. FORD 
N. M. FORTEY 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Please and Quarter Session for the County aforesaid May 
Term 1844. Marshall DICKINSON Exhibits in Court a deed from John C. SMITH of the County of Philips 
in the Styate of Arkansas to him for property therein conveyed and it is ordered by the Court that a 
commission issue to Robert MALONG & John B. FORD to take the acknowledgement or probate of said 
deed in the State of Arkansas and report the same to the next term of this Court 
witness Archibald PARKER clerk of said Court the 10th day of May A.D. 1844 

Archd PARKER Clk 



Charles Smith's Heirs, 1842 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book K K, p. 144. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County. Know all men by these presents that we Simon MILLS & Susannah 
MILLS his wife & in consideration of the sum of one hundred and Eighteen dollars to us in hand paid by 
the Heirs of Charles SMITH deceased namely Samuel SMITH, Jacob ELKS, heirs of Reubin SMITH 
deceased, heirs of Ehza ELKS and the Heirs of Winna MILLS deceased have bargained and sold and doth 
by these presents bargain and sell unto the said heirs the following negroes vizt. one boy named John aged 
about ten years old one Girl named Alice aged about eleven years old one girl named Retty aged about five 
years old one boy named Jordan aged about five months old To have and to hold the aforesaid named 
negroes unto the aforesaid heirs against the claim or claims of any and all persons claiming under through 
or by us — In Testimony whereof we have thereunto set our hands and seals this 17th day of October A D. 
1842 

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of} Simon (his mark) MILLS {seal} 

Wm. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE Susannah (her mark) MILLS {seal} 

Naseby MILLS 



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William Cherry Family Deed, 1843 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book K K, p. 223. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

<£♦ 

Know all persons by these presents that I Laney CHERRY of the County of Pitt, widdow of William 
CHERRY deceased, for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto 
my beloved children four sons four daughters and one grandson and for other good causes and 
considerations I have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto my sons Samuel 
CHERRY, Daniel CHERRY, Darlin CHERRY, and my daughters Peggy Ann wife of Franklin 
MCGOWNS, Reseny wife of Guilford MCGOWNS Patience wife of Isaac JORDAN Julia wife of 
Thomas WILLIAMS and my Grand son William I CHERRY son of James P CHERRY deceased all and 
singular my four negro slaves, namely one woman named Tamer about sixty five years of age, one woman 
named Aggy about twenty two years of age one child named Moses about four years of age and one child 
named Reubin about two months old the two last mentioned are children of said Aggy — To have and to 
hold and enjoy in common all and singular the four negro slaves as aforesaid unto the said Samuel 
CHERRY Lemuel CHERRY Daniel CHERRY Darlin CHERRY Peggy Ann MCGOWNS, Reseny 
MCGOWNS Patience JORDAN Julia WILLIAMS and William I CHERRY their executors administrators 
assigns forever And I the said Laney CHERRY all and singular the aforesaid four negro slaves to the said 
Samuel CHERRY, Lemuel CHERRY Daniel CHERRY Darlin CHERRY, Peggy Ann MCGOWNS, 
Reseny MCGOWNS Patience JORDAN Julia WILLIAMS, and William I. CHERRY executors 
administrators assigns against all persons whatsoever I will warrant and forever defend these presents — In 
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the 17th day of April in the year 1843 — 
In presence of 

W.HANRAHAN Laney (her mark) CHERRY {seal} 

May Sessions 1 843 There this deed of Gift was Exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law 
by the oath of Walter HANRAHAN a subscribing Witness thereto let it be registered 

Attest Archd PARKER Clk 



Grifton Lodge's 100th Birthday, 1967 

This appeared in the Daily Reflector, Jan. 29, 1967. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

GRIFTON — The Grifton Masonic Lodge will celebrate its one hundredth birthday February 1 . At the 
centennial gathering will be the Grand Lodge officers and the Grand MMaster of Masons in North Carolina 
Most Worshipful Brother Arnold J. KOONCE of High Point. All Past Masters still living will be honored. 

Chartered December 4, 1867, the old Rountree Lodge No. 243 was located at Bethel Church, two miles 
south of Grifton on Highway N. C. 11. January 4, 1 893 was the date of the chartering of Grifton Lodge No. 
452. Meetings were held in the old Lang Hall, located at the corner of Pitt and Queen Streets here. 

Both Lodges operated until the depression, during which major setbacks were experienced by each. 
"Hard times" also affected the fraternity. On April 5, 1930, the two Lodges were consolidated. The name 
Grifton and the oldest number were used to form the new Lodge name in accord with Grand Lodge 
regulations. 

Twelve charter members of the consolidated Lodge are still living. They are brothers C. R. COBB, Z. 
V. MURPHY, J. S. CHAPMAN, E. W. CAUSEY, C. W. WETHERINGTON, F. M. GILBERT, J. D. 
TILGHMAN, and Z. O. WHITFIELD; Brother R. S. HAMILTON, Past Master of Rountree Lodge No. 
243; Brother S. B. KITTRELL, Past Master of Grifton Lodge No. 452; Brother J. J. GILBERT, Past 
District Deputy Grand Master of the Fifth District; and Brother J. W. GILBERT, Past Master of Rountree 
Lodge No. 243 and present secretary of Grifton Lodge No. 243. 

All members and invited guests are urged to attend the celebration. 



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Taft/Boyd ? s Ferry Deed, 1844 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book K K, p. 366. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦*♦ 

This Indenture made the 20th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty 
four between Arnold TAFT of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the one part and William S. 
TAFT of the County & State aforesaid of the other part son of the before named Arnold TAFT, Witnesseth, 
that the said Arnold TAFT for and in consideration of natural love and affection which he bears unto the 
said William S. TAFT and also for and consideration of the sum of the sum of one dollar to him paid by 
the said William at on before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged 
have Given, grant, alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William S. TAFT his heirs & assigns forever two 
tracts of land lying in the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina on the south side of Tar River on a 
tract or parcel of land Called Boyds Ferry bounded as follows (to wit) begining at the mouth of Plum 
branch where it emties into Checod Creek then running the various courses of said branch to the back line 
of Edward SALTERS deed to William W ATKINS bearing date the 10th day of February 1730 then south 
sixty three degrees east along the line of said deed to a white oak standing in the ready branch to a white 
oak Standing on the river side at the mouth of said branch then up the run of the River and checod creek to 
the beginning containing one hundred & fifty acres more or less. Also one other tract or parcel of land in 
County and State aforesaid, bounded as follows (to wit) beginning at an Ash & Sweet Gum on the Ready 
Branch at the mouth of Poley branch then runing the dividing line formerly between GORHAM & Isaac 
BOYD, North Sixty three degrees west one hundred and fifty two pole to a small pine on the line of the 
said John WATKINS corner, then runing the dividing between WATKINS and formerly GORHAMS, 
south twenty seven degrees, west one hundred & fifty four pole to the main Road to the back line of 
DUVALLS Pattent, then along the line of the said Pattent south Sixty five degrees East one hundred & two 
pole to the Poley BRANCH to a gum then down the run aand windings of said Poley Branch to the 
beginning, containing one hundred acres more or less. — 

To have & to hold the aforesaid described Lands and tenements with all the appertenances thereunto 
belonging to the said William S. TAFT his heirs & assigns forever. And I do hereby further covenant to and 
with the said William S. TAFT his heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend the title hereby 
conveyed from the lawful claim or claims of any & all persons whatsoever — In testimony whereof I the 
said Arnold TAFT do hereafter set my hand and seal the day & year above written 
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of} Arnold TAFT {Seal} 

H. F. HARRIS 

May Session 1 844 

Then this deed was exhibited into open court and acknowledged by Arnold TAFT to be his act and deed 
Let it be registered Attest Archibald PARKER Clk 



Mills Brothers Bear Hunt, 1893 

Found in the Eastern Reflector, May 17, 1893 

Last week Messers. J. H. MILLS and Calvin MILLS, two brothers who live near Black Jack, killed the 
largest bear that was ever captured in this county. They wrote us a letter about it and say that the bear 
weighed 300 pounds, was 6 feet and 8 inches long, measured 22 inches across the breast, 8 inches across 
the foot, had claws 2 1/4 inches long and teeth 1 1/2 inches long. That was a large bear sure, and was built 
right for making a bad fight. 



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Henry Mills Div. of Slaves, 1858 

From the Henry Mills estate, 1858, Pitt County Estate Records, CR 079.508.48; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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In obedience to the annexed commission to us Caleb SMITH Burton G ALBRITTON and John 
GALLOWAY directio , we met at the late residence of Henry MILLS deed on Saturday the 27th day of 
February 1858 and after first being duly sworn according to law we proceeded to value the negroes named 
in the annexed petition and found the aggregate value to amount to Eleven thousand seven hundred and 
ninety five Dollars, one eighth of which was one thousand four hundred and Seventy four dollars 30/100. 
we then divided said slaves into eight seperate lots as nearly equal in value as was practicable and placed 
each lot on a seperate piece of paper all of the same size and deposited them in a hat, when 
Celia MILLS drew Drucilla valued at $475, Adam valued at $685 and Martha valued at $3 1 5, and is to pay 
to Lewis MILLS — seventy cents 

Naisby MILLS Senr. drew Noah valued at $950, Sally valued at $300 

Lewis MILLS drew man Church valued at Eleven hundred & fifteen dollars, boy Church valued at $325.00 
William Allen MILLS drew Mary at $875, Abram valued at $610.00 

James H MILLS drew woman Poline and child Emily valued at $850 and Jim valued at $785.00 
Naisby MILLS Jun drew Jacob valued at $100, Henry valued at $850.00 and John valued at $525.00 
Calvin MILLS drew woman Ann and her child Celia valued at $850 boy Deny valued at $725.00 
Washington MILLS drew Amos valued at $1000 Sampson valued at $460.00 
James H MILLS is to pay Naisby MILLS Senr $160.70 
Calvin MILLS is to pay Naisby MILLS Senr $63.60 

Calvin MILLS is to pay Lewis MILLS $34.30 and Washington MILLS $2.80. 

William Allen MILLS is to pay to Washington MILLS $10.70 and to Naisby MILLS Junr. $0.80. 

All of which is most Respectfully submitted under our hands and seals 

Caleb SMITH {seal} 

B G ALBRITTON {seal} 

John GALLAWAY {seal} 



Pitt County Court, 1879 

Raleigh Daily Observer, Mar. 23, 1879 

PITT COUNTY LETTER 
Greenville, March 19, 1879 

EDITOR OBSERVER: A bloody docket is the principal feature of Pitt Court. There are three cases of 
homicide and five men to be tried therefore. These cases will consume nearly all the two weeks of court. 
John G. RIVES is indicted for the homicide of Theodore NORFLEET. 

Levi DAWSON, Sr. and Levi DAWSON, Jr., are up for the manslaughter of a colored man in January last. 
Frank BELL and Reuben HARRIS are to be tried for their lives for the slaying of John A. RILEY last 
October. 

The crowd on Tuesday was not as large as I have seen at former courts. I suppose the reason that many 
staid away was they were afraid of being summoned on the special courts. 



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Aaron Joyner, Div. of Slaves, 1858 

Found in the Aaron Joyner estate, 1858, Pitt County Estate Records, CR 079.508.48; NC Archives, 
Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In obedience to 

the annexed Petition and Order from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County aforesd 
appointing us the undersigned as Commissioners to make partition of twenty seven slaves descended to 
them by the last Will and Testament of Aaron JOYNER deed, among William D JONES & wife Dicea 
Robert E. TURNAGE & wife Nancy, Lydia JOYNER, and Eleanor RUFF heirs and tenants in common of 
said slaves. We accordingly met at the late residence of said deed and after an examination of the negroes— 
we valued the whole to twenty one thousand, two hundred and twenty dollars — and we allotted them as 
follows 

To William D JONES and wife Haywood & Askley valued at $1200 John $1250 James $800 
Redman $800 Violet and child Caroline $1 100.00 making together the sum of Five thousand one 
hundred and fifty dollars $5 1 50.00 

and they are to receive from Eleanor RUFF lot. no 4 90.00 
from Lydia JOYNER lot no 3 the sum of 65.00 
making their share $5305.00 



Lot No 2 we have allotted and set apart to Robert E.TURNAGE & wife Celia & Enoch valued @ $1350.00 
Hollon$800 Gabriel $1300 Lindy$600 Allen $500 3200.00 
and Ellick @ $500.00 500.00 
making together 5050.00 
and they are to receive from Eleanor RUFF Lot No. 4 255.00 
which makes their share $5305.00 

Lot no 3. we have allotted and set apart to Lydia JOYNER as follows 
Lemuel valued at $ 1 300, Martin @ $870 $21 70.00 

Mary @ $750, Burton $1 150, Washington $1000 2900.00 
and Nixon @ $300 making all together 300.00 

$5370.00 

And she is to pay Lot no 1 . William D JONES and wife Sixty five dollars which deducted leaves her a 
share $5305.00 

Lot no 4 we have set apart and allotted to Eleanor RUFF as follows Tilman valued at $1350, Cynthia 
$1000, Louisa $500, Caesar $1000 Nathan $750, and Spilman $1050.00 the whole making $5650.00 
And she is to pay lot no. William D JONES & wife $90.00 
To pay Robert E TURNAGE & wife lot no 2 $255.00 
making together 345.00 
which being deducted from her lot $5305.00 
leaves her a share in value 

Given under our hands & seals this 30th December 1858. We were qualified according to law. 

Allen BYNUM {seal} 
Peter E.HINES {seal} 
Lambert P. BEARDSLEY {seal} 

P.S. Old woman Nancy being at 
the low bid, it to be taken care of 
and belong to Lots No 1 , 3, & 4. 



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Elihu Briley Killed Willie Pollard, 1858 

Found in the Pitt CountyCriminal Action Papers, CR 079.326.1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State vs Elihu BRILEY Indict Murder 
Witnesses 

Peter FLEMMING Jr. 
John BRILEY 
James A. BRILEY 
Featherston SPAIN 
Dr. Willianm J. BLOW 
Dr. C. J. OHAGAN 
William G. WHICHARD 
Kenneth FLEMMING 
John FLAKE 

State of North Carolina Pitt} 

Be it remembered that on the 24th day of Feby A. D. 1858 I A G JORDAN Conner of Said County 
attended by a Jury of good and lawful men viz, Enoch MOORE, Alfred FORBES, Purnel PATRICK, H. A. 
SUTTON, Bithel JAMES, J. L. BRITTAIN, Robt HIGHSMITH, John N. PEARCE and Allen BRILEY, J. 
A. TYSON, John CHESTNUT James A BRILEY 

by me Summoned for that purpose according to law, after being by me duly Sworn and empaneled at the 
Residence of Willie POLLARD Deced in the County aforesaid did hold an inquest over the dead body of 
Willie POLLARD Deced, and after inquiring into the facts and circumstances of the death of the deceased, 
from view of the Corpse and all the testemonv to be procured, the Jury find as follows, that is to Say that on 
Saturday the 20th day of February 1858 at the plantation of James A. BRILEY said POLLARD was 
stricken a blow on the left side of the head with a hand spike, by Elihu BRILEY and that from the injury 
inflicted thereby, we believe his death was caused. 

AG JORDAN corenor Enoch MOORE {seal} 

by Special appjntment Hugh A. SUTTON {seal} 

Alfred FORBES {seal} 
J.N. PEARCE {seal} 
Purnel PATRICK {seal} 
Robert HIGHSMITH {seal} 
James L BRITTON {seal} 
James A TYSON {seal} 
BITHEL JAMES {seal} 
John CHESNUT {seal} 
Allen (his mark) BRILEY {seal} 
James A (his mark) BRILEY {seal} 



Carroll-Tripp Wedding Surprise, 1898 

Daily Reflector, Mon. March 21, 1898 
A surprise marriage took place in Winterville Sunday, Mr. Will CARROLL and Miss Sallie I. TRIPP, 
assisted by Elder PHILLIPS, thought to surprise the community by getting married, but they were surprised 
themselves instead for on reaching the church, they found a crowded house waiting their arrival. Things 
will out. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1862 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
for February 1862, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at 
the court House in the Town of Greenville of the aforesaid County on the 22n day of January 1862 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Greenville January 22n 1862 

To Walter NEWTON Colonel commanding of the militia of Said County Sir 

Whereas We the undersigned seven Justices of the peace in & for the Said County believe that the 
inhabitants of the adjacent Counties as well as those of the County of Pitt are threatened immediate 
invasion by the hostile forces of the United States Government and that the emergency is such as to require 
and by virtue of the power & authority vested in us by the laws of the State of North Carolina we the 
undersigned Justices as aforesaid do hereby under our handwriting require you as Commander aforesaid of 
the militia of the County of Pitt to call out the Several compa nys under your command immediately and to 
report to Col R MCMILLARD? at his headquarters at Washington in Beaufort County, directing the men to 
take with them rations for 5 days & Such arms and ammunitions as they can procure 

Henry S. CLARK J.P. 

B G ALBRITTON J.P 

Jas L PAUL JP 

David LAWRENCE J.P. 

John A. HARRINGTON J.P. 

L R. ANDERSON J.P 

Henry W BROWN J.P. {Seal} 



North Carolina Pitt County 

Be it remembered that at a court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held for the County 
aforesaid at the Court House of said County in Greenville on the first Monday in February AD 1862 
in the 86 year of American Independence 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, William A BERNARD, James L PAUL, Caleb CANNON 

State vs. James MOORE... defendant found not guilty 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} February Term 1862 of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 

Ordered that Jacob C. ELKS son of Martha ELKS be bound to Josiah HODGES till the age of 2 1 ; Josiah 
HODGES to give bond of $200 with G. A. DANCY and J.J. DANCEY as sureties, also a bond of $200 
with G. A. DANCY and J.J. DANCEY as sureties for keeping the said Jacob C. ELKS in the county and 
his forthcoming when required. 

Henry SHEPPARD Guardian to the minor heirs of John BOYD Dec returns his accounts current with said 
Heirs on oath. 

C PERKINS Guardian to W. D. HERRTNGTON returns his accounts current with said ward on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Mary MCGLAWHORN be appted. administrator upon the estate of Charles 
MCGLAWHORN deed, upon entering bond with Lacy MCGLAWHORN & Tilman STOCKS in the sum 
of $200, bond given and accepted. 



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David S. FLEMMING Guardian to the minor heirs of Willie POLLARD deed, returns his accounts current 
with said wards on oath. 

Benj DANIEL Executor of Sydney DANIEL returns copy of Notice to Creditors. 

Ordered by the Court that Rachel BROWN be allowed to renew her guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Asa BROWN deed, in the sum of $5,000 with L. R. ANDERSON and George BELCHER as sureties, bond 
given and accepted. At the same time makes her returns as guardian to the same on oath. 

David S. FLEMMING Administrator of Luke FLEMMING deed, returns inventory of property that came 
into his hands as such. 

Ordered by the Court that Josiah SUTTON be appted. administrator on the estate Louvinie SUTTON deed, 
on giving bond in sum of $2,000 with James MOORE and Benj TYSON as his sureties, bond given and 
Admin, qualified. 

Ordered by the Court that Walter NEWTON be allowed to renew his guardians bond to the minor heirs of 
Howel PEEBLES deed, in the sum of $3,500 with C. C. VINES and George W. WOOTEN as sureties. At 
the same time makes his returns as such on oath. 

Charles L. VINES guardian to the minor heirs of John NEWTON Jr. deed, returns his accounts current with 
said heirs on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Willie STANCEL be allowed to renew his guardian bond to William H. CLARK 
in the sum of $200 with Benj POLLARD and William L. POLLARD as sureties. At the same time he 
returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Jesse SUTTON be appted. guardian to the minor heirs of E BUCK deed, by 
entering into bond of $600 with Jesse ADAMS and Frederick HADDOCK as his sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that Samuel LITTLE be allowed to renew his guardian bond to his heirs in entering 
into bond of $ 1 2,000 with W. G. LITTLE and David HOUSE his sur eties. 

W. J. MO YE extr. to Abram D MO YE deed, returns copy of Notice to Creditors. 

William G. LANG admr. to Narcissy F. LANG returns copy of Notice to Creditors. 

L P BEARDSLEY guardian to the minor heirs of George W. TYSON deed, returns his accounts current 
with said wards on oath. Also at the same time returns his account current his heirs on oath. 

Henry TURNAGE guardian to the minor heirs of Shaderick JACKSON deed, returns his accounts current 
with said wards on oath. 

James SUTTON guardian to the heirs of James SUTTON returns his accounts current with said wards on 
oath. 

W. G. LANG guardian to the minor heirs of Robert LANG deed, returns his accounts current with said 
wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Benjamin POLLARD be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs 
of James DENNY upon his entering into bond of $2,000 with David HOUSE and William L. POLLARD as 
sureties. He also returns his account current with said wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that L. R. ANDERSON be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Elias TURNAGE in the sum of $20,000 with L. P. BEARDSLEY and W. J. MO YE as sureties. He also 
returns his account current with said wards on oath. 



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Ordered by the Court that J. C. C. JENKINS be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Moses HERRINGTON deed, in the sum of $2,000 with Jesse HART and Gerry MCLAWHORN as his 
sureties. He also returns his account current with said wards on oath. 



Ordered by the Court that Allicey MOORE be allowed to renew her guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Churc huel MOORE deed, in the sum of $5,000 with Asa GARDNER and Wyatt GARDNER as her 
sureties. She also returns her account current with said wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Salinah NOBLES be allowed to renew her guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Stephen NOBLES deed, in the sum of $10,000 with Will H. CLARK and Turner POLLARD as sureties. 
She also returns her account current with said wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that David HOUSE be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Archabald HOUSE deed, in the sum of $8,000 with Samuel LITTLE and John L. FLEMMING as his 
sureties. He also returns his account current with said wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Harriet GRAY be allowed to renew her guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Joseph GRAY deed, in the sum of $1,500 with Henry BARNHILL and Reddick CARNEY as her sureties. 
She also returns her account current with said wards on oath. 

Abner SPEIGHT guardian to the minor heirs of Richard ADAMS deed, returns his account current with 
said wards on oath. 

R. M. SPEIR guardian for the minor heirs of B. F. HARRIS returns his account current with said heirs on 
oath. 

Tuesday 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, James L PAUL 

State vs. Rachel MOORE...found guilty, fined $5.00 

State vs. Thomas WILLIAMS, Joel WILLIAMS, T. R. CHERRY.... T. R. CHERRY found guilty and the 
rest not guilty. 

State vs. Leven J. BEDFORD.... not guilty 
State vs. James WARREN... not guilty 

Ordered by the Court that Jesse NOBLES be allowed to renew his guardian bond to Lewis BURNEY in the 
sum of $3,000 with Benj. F. HAZLETON and Theophilus BLAND as his sureties. He also returns his 
account current with said ward on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Theophilus BLAND be allowed to renew his guardian bond to Molsey? 
NELSON lunatic in the sum of $9,000 with Jesse NOBLES and Guilford SMITH as his sureties. 

Sylvester COX administrator to Samuel SMITH returns inventory of acct. sales. 

Moses ROBERSON guardian to George CLARK returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that G. W. PARKER guardian to the minor heirs of John KING deed, be allowed to 
renew his bond in the sum of $1,500 with Thos. KING and John KING as his sureties. He also returns his 
account current with said wards on oath. 



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Ordered by the Court that Willie STANCIL be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
John BELL deed, in the sum of $2,000 with Jesse R. STANCIL and Henry STANCIL as his sureties. He 
also returns his account current with said wards on oath. 

Joseph RANDOLPH Admr. of Charles MORGANSTEIN returns inventory of account sales as such. 

John V. JOHNSTON admr. of William R. SUMEREL deed, returns his account sales as such. He also 
returns inventory of account sales of John EVANS deed.. 

John V. JOHNSON Extr. of Charlotte WILLIAMSON deed, returns his account sales as such. 

Churchull PERKINS guardian to Lucilla EBORN returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

B. F. and John MAY Admrs. of John MAY LEWIS deed, returns their inventory of account sales as such. 

Alfred MO YE guardian to Abram J. MO YE by his agent Will J. MO YE returns his account current with 
said ward on oath. 

Amos EVANS Admr. to Eliza JACKSON deed, returns copy of Notice to Creditors. 

Caleb CANNON guardian to Leonidas LANE returns his account current with said ward on oath. He also 
returns his account current with Alvana STOCKS his ward on oath. 

J. C. C. JENKINS Exctr. of Major B. SMITH deed, returns his account sales as such. 

David S. FLEMMTNG Admr. of Luke FLEMMING deed, returns his inventory of account sales as such. 
And also returns copy of Notice to Creditors. 

Ordered by the Court that Lemuel DEBERRY be allowed until May Term 1862 to make returns of his 
guardian business. 

Franklin JOHNSTON Exctr. of Stephen F. JOHNSTON deed, returns his inventory account as such. 

Levi DAWSON guardian to the minor heirs of John TAYLOR deed, returns his account current with said 
ward on oath. And also returning his account current with the heirs of Richard DAWSON deed, on oath. 

William H. TUCKER guardian to the minor heirs of Abram C. HARDY deed, returns his account current 
with said wards on oath. 

Orman CHERRY guardian to H. O. CHERRY returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

W. J. EVANS guardian to the minor heirs of Alfred FORBES deed, returns his account current with said 
wards on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Jepetha WALSTON be released from two taxable polls except State tax. 

William M. GAY guardian to Matilda TYSON returns his account current with said ward on oath. He also 
returns his account current with his ward B. H. TYSON on oath. 

William M. GAY admr. to James L. COBB deed, returns his inventory account of hiring. 

James L. & David P. LANGLEY Exctr. of Godfrey LANGLEY deed, returns their inventory account of 
hiring. 

Edmond MOORE admin, of Wedigan MOORE deed, returns his inventory account of hiring. 



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Ordered by the Court that Joseph H. LANGLEY be appted. Admin, on the estate of Eliia? LANGLEY 
deed, on he giving bond of $12,000 with David LANGLEY and James L. LANGLEY as his sureties, bond 
given and admin, qualified according to law. 

Ordered by the Court that Jesse R. STANCIL be appted. Admin, on the estate of Robert H. STANCIL 
deed, on he giving bond of $10,000 with Willie STANCIL and Henry STANCIL as sureties, bond given 
and admin, qualified according to law. 

Ordered by the Court that Frederick DEVENPORT be appted. Admin, on the estate of Elizabeth 
DAVENPORT deed, on he giving bond of $300 with Eason JAMES and Henry W. MARTIN as sureties, 
bond given and admin, qualified according to law. 

Ordered by the Court that that a duplicate of the following County Claims be made by the Clerk of the 
Court which claims were destroyed by fire Nos. 79, 183, 201, 223, 264, 277, 301, & 3 15 

North Carolina Pitt County} February Term 1862 

A paper writing produced in open court and proved in due form of law to be the last will & Testament of 
Richard EVANS deed, so made and executed as to pass both real & personal estate proved by the oath of 
Noah FORBES one of the subscribing witnesses, the other witness being in the State of Massachusetts; will 
and certificate be recorded and filed. 

Josiah HODGES sheriff of the County returns his list of insolvents to the Court, the consideration of which 
was postponed until next court. 

Ordered by the Court a majority of the Justices present that Tilman R. CHERRY be reelected County 
Trustee on his giving bond of $30,000 with C. PERKINS, B. G. ALBRITTON and J. J. CHERRY as his 
sureties, bond given and accepted and T. R. CHERRY was duly sworn according to law. 

Ordered by the Court that William M. B. BROWN be requested to go to Raleigh and present before the 
State Board of Claims the account on behalf of the citizens of Pitt County and his expenses and reasonable 
compensation shall be held by the County Trustee. 

At the same time the following persons were elected superintendents of Common Schools for the ensuing 
twelve months, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Jas. MURRAY, Henry STANCIL, Caleb CANNON, Jesse NOBLES. 

At the same time Caleb CANNON, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Churchuel PERKINS, Henry S. CLARK & L. G. 
LITTLE were elected members of the Special Court for the ensuing twelve months and they are to receive 
Two dollars per day. 

At the same time it was ordered by the Court that the Jurors be allowed per day 

Also at the same time the Committee of Finance returns the following 

A tax of ninety cents on the Poll and Twenty four cents on Land valuation and 2/5 of 1/2 per cent on the 
valuation of all other taxable property. 

Wednesday 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} Henry S. CLARK, C. PERKINS, L. P. BEARDSLEY 

Ordered by the Court that Mrs. D. A. EVANS be exempt from Double Tax as per the County Tax recorded 
1860. Also ordered that Moses TISON Jr. be exempt from Double Tax as per the County Tax recorded 
1860. 

Barnes BLAND guardian returns his account current with his ward C. C. BLAND upon oath. 



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John HARDEE guardian to Martha HARDEE returns his account current with said ward on oath, at the 
same time returns his account current with minor heirs of Fr. HARDEE deed, on oath. 

The Sheriff is hereby directed to give notice to all the Justices of the County to meet at the Court House in 
Greenville on Friday the 7th Instant in order to correct certain errors in relation to the Taxes of the county 
and perform other important public business. 

Will of Elizabeth CHERRY deed, by W. L. CHERRY the executor therein named qualified. 

Thursday Feby 6th 1862 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} H. S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Jos Jno CHERRY 

Ordered by the Court that the following assessors be appointed for the various Captains districts in the 
County 

Greenville District James L PAUL 
Parkers District Robert HATTON 
Pactolus District Louis G. LITTLE 
Perkins District Willis WHICHARD 
Andrews District James R. WARD 
Stancills District Henry STANCIL 
Browns DISTRICT Peter RIVES 
Falkland District Willis R. WILLIAMS 
X Roads District Allen BYNUM 
Anderson District Sherrod TYSON 
Griffins District Elias J. BLOUNT 
Haddocks District Thomas CANNON 
Burneys District Jesse NOBLES 
Clay Root District William A. QUINLEY 
Tafts District William J. LAUGHTNHOUSE 

Ordered by the Court that Nelson NICHOLS be exempt from 1 Pole Tax as per County Tax which was put 
to Nelson & John NICHOLS in the Tax list of 1860. 

Friday Feby 7th 1862 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} H. S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, C PERKINS 

Ordered by the Court that James A. TYSON be allowed to administer upon the Estate of Noah TYSON 
deed, by entering into bond of $100 with Josiah WOSLEY and J. J. DANCY as sureties; duly qualified as 
administrator according to law. 

Petition B. G. ALBRITTON vs. Joseph BELL & others 

In this cause It appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that Joseph BELL, and also the Heirs of James 
BELL deed are non residents of this State. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the 
Raleigh Register for the space of six weeks for the said defendants to appear & answer or judgment pro 
confesso will be granted against them. It is further ordered that G. W. PEAY be appointed guardian ad 
litem to represent the interest of the Infant defendants & that Copies of Petition & Subpoenas be issued by 
the Clerk, to Rockingham County for other defendants. 



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Capt. Ruel W. Anderson, of Georgia 

This biography is found in "The History of Pulaski County Georgia 1808 - 1935," published by the 
Hawkins ville Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1935. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

No history of Pulaski County would be complete without a sketch of that prominent and beloved 
citizen, Captain Ruel W. ANDERSON, son of Robert S. and Sallie WOOTEN ANDERSON, who was born 
near Hawkinsville, October 6, 1837, and died May 27, 1903. He was one of thirteen children, nine of whom 
reached the age of maturity - five girls and four boys. He was reared and educated in Pulaski County. He 
was married while on furlough, February 4, 1864, to Agnes MERRITT, only daughter of Simon and Maria 
MERRITT, of Stonington, Conn. She died September 2, 1900. Unwavering in her devotion to her Lord, 
and matchless in her never failing fidelity to her family was she. "No painter's brush, nor poet's pen, in 
justice to her name, has ever reached half high enough to write a Mother's name." 

Captain ANDERSON often spoke of her as "The Planter's Northern Bride." He answered the call of 
the State in July, 1861, and organized a company of artillery known as Anderson's Battery. He was soon 
elected captain, a rank in which he proved himself a skillful and able officer. His bride went with him to 
Tennessee, and from her carriage on Missionary Ridge saw Captain ANDERSON lead his men into the 
Battle of Lookout. He was wounded three times, but not seriously, at New Hope Church, at Chickamauga, 
and at Nickajack Ridge, but was seldom absent from his command. Captain ANDERSON and his battery 
took an active part in fighting with Sherman's army through Georgia, having two horses shot from under 
him at Griswoldville. After the surrender, ANDERSON'S Battery was not far from Sherman's 
headquarters. One morning Captain ANDERSON dressed in his best old Gray uniform, mounted his best 
horse, and rode up and sought an interview with General Sherman. "Sir," he said, "I have four wagons and 
sixteen mules that belong to the United States Government. I have come to ask you for these for my men." 
When he left, the mules and wagons were his. He then led his little company to the banks of the Ocmulgee 
River, and to the same spot where they were organized. The mules and wagons were sold at public outcry, 
each receiving his equal share, and then left for their homes. 

Captain ANDERSON'S career after the war was equally distinguished in manly strength and 
generous public service. In 1880 he engaged in the warehouse business. He also conducted a mercantile 
business, was vice president of the Hawkinsville Bank& Trust Company, in addition to which he managed 
his extensive agricultural interests. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1877. He 
represented this country three terms in the Legislature, and was chairman of the board of county 
commissioners. He was a Baptist, devoted to his church, a teacher of the Bible Class, and deacon from the 
age of seventeen years until his death. He left a wonderful pattern set deep in the soil of life for other feet to 
follow on their long climb from the shadow to the sun of eternity. He was the father of thirteen children, ten 
living to be grown. 

Ada married R. D. BROWN in 1888, and died October 10, 1934. They had six children: Duncan, 
Agnes, Ada, Pope, Robert and Frank. Ada ANDERSON BROWN was educated in Boston, Mass. She was 
a Baptist, a teacher in the Sunday school for years, was president of the Missionary Society, and president 
of the W. C. T. U. Serving her Lord and her family were the noble purposes of her life. Edwin N. was 
educated in Baltimore, Maryland. For a number of years he was active in the farming industry, and died 
December 23, 1925. Lizzie was married February 6, 1895, to G. W. SHIPP, and died February 14, 1904. 
She was educated at Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia. She was a Baptist, and was tireless in her 
Sunday school work. Her loving, gentle nature was blessed with fervent piety. Robert S. is one of the three 
sons who continues to carry on his father's business as warehouseman and in the mercantile business, 
which is the oldest business in Pulaski County. He has been very successful in his extensive agricultural 
interests. His hobby is his stock farm, two miles from Hawkinsville, where you can see him each morning 



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and late in the afternoon with his cows, sheep, hogs, and horses. He married Lavenia COCHRAN, of 
Tennille, Georgia, July 28, 1921. Simon M. was married to Rhoda SMITH, February 6, 1907. They had six 
children: Merritt, Hazel, Mildred, William Hayes, Francis, and Ruel. Simon M. is a consistent and leading 
member of the Baptist Church, and was elected deacon at an early age. With faithful and efficient work he 
held this office until he was an ordained minister. He has served several churches in Pulaski County. 

Stiles R. was one of the most distinguished musicians of the South, having a national reputation as a 
pianist and organist. He had traveled extensively in Europe and was a popular lecturer on European art and 
music. He was dean of Bessie Tift College, Forsyth, Georgia, for several years. He had been dean of Fine 
Arts at Simmons College in Abilene, Texas, for thirteen years at the time of his death. He was unmarried. 
Ruel A. is one of the three sons who entered the warehouse and mercantile business with his father. He 
entered at the early age of nineteen years, and is keenly interested in cotton, being one of the best cotton 
warehousemen in Georgia. He is a Baptist, and is active in all church life. He was elected deacon, serving 
his church with a deep devotion. He married Lucius OLIVER, of Valdosta, Georgia, April 3, 1916. 

Frank P. was married to Anna Mary BAILEY, December 8, 1909, and died December 3, 1922. They 
had three children: Mary Agnes, Lucy HENDLEY, and Frank P. He was the third son to enter the business 
with his father, and was secretary and treasurer of the corporation. He was chairman of the City Board of 
Education for several years, and was considered one of the best trustees the public school ever had. He was 
a Baptist, and was elected deacon early in life, which office he held until the time of his death. 

Lucy A. married W. C. HENDLEY, July 26, 1909. She was educated at Brenau College, 
Gainesville, Georgia, and at Bessie Tift College, Forsyth, Georgia. Dudley B. married Stella REESE, of 
Yadkinville, N. C, on January 14, 1914. They have three children: Stiles Thaddeus, Dudley Reece, and 
Ruth. He is a man of brilliant intellect and deep spirituality. He graduated with honors from the 
Hawkinsville public schools, and Mercer University, finishing his education at Oxford, England, as a 
Rhodes scholar. Winston-Salem is his home at present. 



St. Stephen's Episcopal Mission, 1924 

Found in the Daily Reflector, Fri., Oct. 17, 1924. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

One of the most wonderful meetings ever held in Pitt county was held Thursday afternoon in the one 
room school house at Haddock's Cross Roads. The situation is four miles from Ayden, out in the woods, in 
a scattered colored community. Here the Bishop of the Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. DARST, D.D. 
accompanied by the Revs. Geo. F. CAMERON, Rector of St. James' Church, Ayden and James E. W. 
COOK, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Greenville, met the Field Secretary of the colored work, the Rev. E. S. 
WTLLETTS and the Rev. John B. BROWN, Rector of St. Paul's Church (colored) Washington, N.C. A 
white cloth on the table and white hangings on the wall typified the alter; school benches served for pews. 
Through the unshaded windows the warm afternoon sun flooded the room. 

A fine group of colored people formed the congregation. Evening prayer was read and after singing, 
the Bishop preached a sermon on the Pentecost of the Early Church, and afterwards confirmed twenty- 
seven colored people who were presented for confirmation, 14 women and 13 men. 

The religious awakening at Haddock's Cross Roads is largely due to the self-sacrificing services of 
John LIPSCOMBE, of Ayden. The whole community is deeply interested in the project of building a 
church. An acre of land has been purchased and cleared and lumber is being prepared to start its erection in 
the immediate future, and these colored converts are doing all in their power to hasten the time when they 
will have a church of their own. They have taken the name of St. Stephen's Mission, and something of the 
martyr's spirit is seen in their earnestness and zeal. As the candidates knelt on the bare floor to receive the 
laying on of hands the little old school house was lit up with a glory that did not come from the sun alone. 
With the eye of faith one could still say, "beloved, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing 
on the right hand of God." 



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Rountree's Church Homecoming, 1946 

Found in the Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 31, 1946. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Historic old Rountree's Church in Rountree's Community, the First Church of the Christian Faith in the 
State of North Carolina, located fourr miles from Ayden, celebrated its one hundred and eighteenth annual 
homecoming on Sunday, October 27th, 1946. 

Divine services began at at 1 1 o'clock with the observance of Holy Communion. The Rountree's 
Pastor, the Reverend G. H. SULLrVAN of Wilson, celebrant, was assisted by the Rev. Charles C. WARE 
of Wilson. An inspiring sermon, delivered by the Rev. Mr. WARE followed. Members of the church and a 
large gathering of their relatives and friends enjoyed a bountiful picnic lunch under the lovely old oaks and 
trees of the church yard. 

At two o'clock a large group of descendants of Jesse ROUNTREE, founder of this church in 1827, who 
was also a young patriot of the American Revolution, and a citizen of distinguished public service, 
assembled for the annual meeting. 

Mr. Clarence V. CANNON, president of the association, presided. The Rev. H. G. HANEY, pastor of 
the Eighth Street Christian Church Greenville, read from the Scriptures the one hundred and thirty-third 
psalm. Minutes of the last meeting on the fourth Sunday, 1945, were read by the secretary and approved. 

Rev. C. C. WARE of Wilson made an interesting talk and presented two editions, one dated 1834 from 
the library of the late Benjamin F. ROUNTREE and the other printed 1840 from the library of an English 
cousin, the late John Stephenson ROUNTREE, author. 

Miss Mattie CANNON read an interesting true story of a romance in connection with the life of Jesse 
ROUNTREE'S daughter, Rachel, entitled, "The Romance of Rachel Rountree Reade-Brown," as told to her 
when a child, a story which has been verbally handed down through generations. 

The Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of the Christian Church, Ayden, made a very fine talk on the 
importance of living to make the world better that our achievements might serve as inspiration to coming 
generations. 

Miss Jesse Rountree MO YE then dedicated two Rowan trees which had been placed on the church 
yard as gifts from the families of the late Jesse Rountree MO YE and Joseph George MO YE in memory of 
these two brothers who as little boys often worshipped in Rountree's church which their great grandfather 
founded. The Rowan tree, a species of mountain ash from Scotland from which this Scotch-Irish family 
derives its name, emblazons the family coat-of-arms and most charming traditions regarding its beneficent 
influence encircle it. 

After the closing hymn and benediction, the assembly adjourned to meet again on the afternoon of the 
fourth Sunday in October, 1947. 



Tripp/Tuten Fight, 1900 

Found in the Eastern Reflector, Frl, Aug. 31, 1900 

We learn this morning of a fight which occurred Monday on Henry TRIPP'S place near Rountree's church, 
between Mr. Henry TRIPP, and Mr. Frank TUTON. It seems that Mr. TUTON in company with another 
man was working in Mr. TRIPP'S field, when Mr. TRIPP came up and began using insulting languages 
toward Mr. TUTON, and started back toward his house when Mr. TUTON cut him twice with a knife. Mr. 
TRIPP then went to the house and got his gun and came back and shot Mr. TUTON, who in the meantime 
had gotten over the fence into the road, twice, one load taking effect in the leg and the other in the hip. Mr. 
TUTON was taken home and attended to by a doctor. Mr. TRIPP'S cut did not prove so serious. 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Ada Augusta COWARD, b. Oct. 10, 1853 in Ormondsville, d. May 13, 1917 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Edward R. COWARD, b. Greene Co. buried Ayden Cemetery 

M: Sallie A. FRIZELLE, b. Pitt Co. 

Alice See MCLAWHORN, b. Feb. 25, 1889 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 21, 1918 in Ormondsville 
F: W. G. SMITH, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Mary TYSON, b. Pitt Co. 

Sally GRIZZARD, age 65/1 1/4, b. Pitt Co., d. May 10, 1918 in Ormonds Twsp. 

F: Tom HARRIS, b. Pitt Co. buried Turnage Cemetery, Pitt Co. 

M: Bettie SMITH, b. Pitt Co. 

Flossie NICHOLS, b. Nov. 29, 1892 in Pitt Co., d. May 14, 1918 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Richard NICHOLS, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Bettie DAIL, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. L. A. SEAMSTER, aged about 70, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 18, 1918 in Ormondsville 

F: Felix BRAXTON, b. Pitt Co. Informant: John SEAMSTER, Louisville, NC 

M: Haley BRAXTON, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Lina BRADY, widow, b. 1832 in Beaufort Co., d. Oct. 23, 1918 in Ormondsville 
F: Rabin SMITH, b. NC 
M: Sidney BUCK, b. NC 

Jennie BRILEY, age 23, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 18, 1918 in Ormondsville 
F: G. T. ALLEN, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Jaun NICHOLAS, b. Pitt Co. 

J. T. TRIPP, b. Jan. 20, 1883 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 25, 1918 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: William J. TRIPP, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Sara STOCKS, b. Pitt Co. 

J. T. TRIPP, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1917 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 20, 1918 in Ormonds Twsp. 

F: J. T. TRIPP, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Bessie HUMBLES, b. Lenoir Co. 

Maybelle VANDERFORD, b. Sept. 1 1, 1890 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 1 1, 1918 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: J. T. REDDICK, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Avian MOORE, b. Greene Co. 

Charles JOYNER, b. Feb. 9, 1839 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 9, 1917 of jaw cancer 

F: Amos JOYNER, b. Greene Co. 

M: Martha WORTHINGTON, b. Greene Co. 

Arthur Joseph BEAMAN, b. Feb. 12, 1857 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 30, 1917 at Speights Bridge 
F: Jerry Dobbs BEAMAN, b. Greene Co. 
M: Lanna PHILLIPS, b. Pitt Co. 



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Mrs. Etta B. CRAFT, b. Feb. 21, 1892 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 22, 1918 
F: A. J. BEAMAN, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Jacian VICK, b. Greene Co. 

Richard H. HARRIS, age 82/1/0, b.. Pitt Co., d. July 18, 1920 Bull Head Twsp. 
F: Kinian HARRIS 
M: Sarah 



J. Thad ASKEW (wife Clara) b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 24, 199 in Carrs Twsp; from drunkeness 
F: Needham ASKEW 
M: Mollie HARPER 

Zachariah Taylor MOORE, b. Feb. 14, 1849 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 12, 1921 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Edward MOORE Informant: G. C. MOORE 

M: 

Nancy Hopton Kilpatrick (md. Wm. H. Sr.) b. Dec. 18, 1860 Greene Co., d. Aug. 30, 1920 of cancer 
F: Delany HARPER, b. Greene Co. Buried in Rainbow Cemetery 

M: Virginia SANDERS, b. Greene Co. 

Nannie CARRAWAY (md. Wm. CARRAWAY) b. May 16, 1851 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 23, 1922 
F: Turner MURPHY, b. Greene Co. 
M: Apsilie BAKER, b. Greene Co. 

Penina BUTTS (widow) aged abt. 65, b. Greene Co., d. Jan. 7, 1919 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Kinchen COBB, b. Greene Co. 
M: Penina BRAND, b. Greene Co. 

Irene CARR1NGTON (md. J. B.) b. Martin Co., d. Apr. 27, 1919 in Olds Twsp.; accidently drowned 
F: Joseph BULLOCK, b. Pitt Co. Buried near Stokes, NC 

M: Alice PEEKS 

Ed WILLIAMS, b. 1856 in Pitt Co., d. July 6, 1919 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Buried at Maury, NC 

M: Lucinda WILLIAMS 

Minnie Susan DAIL, b. Mar. 24, 1883 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1920 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Elias B. DAIL, b. Greene Co. 
M: Susan EVERETT, b. NC 

Sallie Hart HARDY (md. Lemuel ) b. July 27, 1852 Greene Co., d. Apr. 30, 1920 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Edward PATRICK 

M: Susan CARR, b. Greene Co. 

Shim TYSON, b. Apr. 2, 1842 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 3, 1922 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Jesse TYSON, b. Pitt Co. Buried Forbes Mill Pond, Pitt Co. 

M: Lydia PATRICK, b. Pitt Co. 

Ada BYNUM, b. Oct. 13, 1865 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 2, 1922 in Olds Twsp. 

F: John T. BYNUM, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Harriet Williams HINES, b. Greene Co. 

Mrs. Sallie TUNSTALL, b. Aug. 8, 1855 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 1 1, 1922 in Maury 
F: Theophilus GRIMSLEY, b. Greene Co. 
M: Mary STANCIL, b. Pitt Co. 



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Cell LETCHWORTH, aged abt. 70, b. Greene Co., d. Feb. 1, 1919 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Elias LETCHWORTH, b. Greene Co. Buried Reedy Branch Church 

M: Sarah JONES, b. Greene Co. 

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth PATRICK, b. Feb. 4, 1840 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 15, 1919 in Ormonds Twsp. 

F: James S. SMITH, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Betsy Ann ORMOND, b. Greene Co. 

Mrs. Jane STOCKS, widow, b. Oct. 1833 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 1 1, 1919 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Wade BUTTS, b. Greene Co. 
M: Gatsy BUTTS, b. Greene Co. 

Oscar W. EDWARDS (md. Nicey) b. Mar. 15, 1847 Greene Co., d. Sept. 7, 1920 Ormonds Twsp. 

F: Dempsey EDWARDS, b. Pitt Co. Informant: Luby EDWARDS, Snow Hill, NC 

M: ? 

Eliza Tripp (widow of Kale TRIPP) age abt 65, b. Craven Co., d. Dec. 10, 1920 Ormonds Twsp. 
Parents? Buried Moses Tripp farm 

Informant: A. T. TRIPP, Greenville, NC 

Lanier ? GRIZZARD (md. Priscilla) b. Sept. 1885 Pitt Co., d. July 27, 1921 Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Jordan GRIZZARD, b. Pitt Co. Buried Tuggle graveyard, Pitt Co. 

M: Sallie HARRIS, b. Piutt Co. 

Maggie N. TYSON (md. C. T. TYSON) b. May 1892 Greene Co., d. Dec. 26, 1922 Snow Hill Twsp. 
F: Bryant VANDERFORD, b. Greene Co. 
M: BOWEN, b. Greene Co. 

Bertie Frances JOYNER, b. Nov. 20, 1884 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 3, 1919 Speights Bridge 
F: Henry L. MOORE, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Nancy MOORE, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Rebecca E. BAILEY (md. Jesse BAILEY Sr.) age 72, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 31, 1921 Speights Bridge 
F: Ezeral CRISP Informant: J. A. BAILEY 

M: CRISP 

Susan W. DAIL (md. Elias B.) age abt. 65, b. Pitt Co., d. Apr. 1 1, 1922 Speights Bridge 
Parents? 

Buried Lang Burying ground, Pitt Co. 

Beckie JONES (md. Bill JONES) b. Mar. 4, 1840 Pitt Co., d. June 15, 1922 Speights Bridge 
F: Elisha MOSELEY, b. Pitt Co. Buried Harris Chapel 

M: Beckie COBB, b. Pitt Co. 



Lorenzo McLawhorn Gin Fire, 1879 

Goldsboro Messenger, Thurs., Oct. 20, 1879 

We regret to learn that Mr. Lorenzo McLawhorn, of Pitt county, lost his gin-house, press, engine and about 
eight bales of cotton by fire recently. No insurance. 

We regret to learn that during the burning of Mr. MCLAWHORNS gin-house in Pitt county, mentioned 
elsewhere, Mr. Matthew SLAUGHTER and Thos. BENSON, were painfully burnt, the latter seriously, 
while endeavoring to stay the fire. Mr. SLAUGHTER is brother of our townsman, Messers. A. 
SLAUGHTER & Bro. The fire, we learn was caused by taking a lighted torch in the gin-house early before 
day. 



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Brooks Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. 
This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

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Brooks, H. F. (35) Edward Brooks & Mary A. 

Pattrick, Eliza F. (25) Joel Patrick & ng 

Oct. 30, 1881. Swift Creek. H. D. Harper, Min. Disciple 
E. A. Johnson, S. W. Brooks, C. T. Barwick 

Brooks, J. Z. (24) James Brooks & Mary 

Bland, Ada ( 1 9) Theo. Bland & Nannie 

Dec. 23, 1890. Swift Creek. J. L. Windfield 

H. A. Patrick, J. J. Rhodes, J. C. Griffin 

Brooks, Jacob John Brooks & Susan 

Cannon, Amariah Henry Cannon & Lucretia 

Feb. 27, 1868. Burney's Dist. Allen Johnson, JP 

Brooks, James (31) James Brooks, Sr., & Mary 
Garriss, Ida (21) Sylvester Garriss & Pennie 

Nov. 30, 1892. Swift Creek. J. L. Winfield 
Sylvester Garris, W. B. Garriss, L. H. Cox 

Brooks, James (36) Jas. Brooks & Mary 
Rouse, Ada (26) Robt. Wilson & Charity 

July 16, 1896. Greenville twsp. J. A. Lang, JP 

N. J. Lang, Gus Johnson, Saml. Godley 

Brooks, Jno. Z. (32) Jas. Brooks & Mary E. 

Griffin, Rebie (25) C. M. A. Griffin & Eliza 

Sept. 28, 1898. Contentnea. J. D. Waters, MG 
Jacob McCotter, J. R Harvey, R. S. Bland 

Brooks, Samuel H. (29) Edmond Brooks & Mary A. 
Conn, Fannie C. (22) Adolph Cohn & Sallie E. 

Feb. 16, 1885. Contentnea. Alvah F. Pittman 

L. S. Pittman, Joel Patrick 

Albritton, Wm. B. (22) Burton G. Albritton & Allie 
Brooks, Penny A. ( 1 9) Edmund Brooks & Martha 

Dec. 12, 1877. Greenville. C. C. Bland, Min. 

C. O. Brown [or Bunn?], G. W. Hardee, W. S. Brooks 

Beddard, John D. (26) Archibald Beddard & Elizabeth 
Brooks, Sarah Ann (26) Edwin Brooks & Patsey 

Jan. 6, 1880. Greenville twsp. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

N. B. Anderson, H. E. Nelson, T. R. Moore 



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Best, W. L. (32) B. W. Best & S. L. 

Brooks, Geneva ( 1 9) Spencer Brooks & Eliza 

June 18, 1879. Swift Creek. H. D. Harper, Min. 

T. E. Brooks, M. D. Harper, Spencer Brooks 

Chapman, L. J. (27) John Chapman & Lovie L. May 
Brooks, Fannie (22) Spencer Brooks & Elisia 

May 5, 1886. Swift Creek. C. W. Howard 

E. L. Hazleton, Jesse Quinly, John Gaskins 

Cobb, J. H.? (26) J. C. Cobb & Mary 

Brooks, Willie T. (2 1 ) James Brooks 

Dec. 12, 1883. Swift Creek. J. L. Chestnutt, JP 

G. T. Tyson, C. H. Hornaday, Amos Joyner 

Dawson, W. W. (25) Council Dawson & ng 
Brooks, Martha A. (28) Spencer Brooks & Eliza 

Jan. 4, 1899. Swift Creek. C. W. Howard, MG 

L. C. Chapman, C. C. May, E. A. Johnson 

Frizzle, Jesse T. (28) Jesse Frizzle & Cyrena 
Brooks, Lovey (20) James Brooks & Mary 

Dec. 17, 1878. Swift Creek. H. D. Harper, Min. 

A. J. Grimsley, S. H. Tayler, Jim Aldridge 

Moore, John R. Alfred Moore & Ann 

Brooks, Martha E. James Brooks & Mary 

Jan. 5, 1871. Swift Creek. Gideon Allen, Min. 

Taylor, Samuel H. (26) Fredrk. G. Taylor & Jane 
Brooks, Annie S. (23) James Brooks & Mary E. 

Jan. 29, 1879. Swift Creek. H. D. Harper, Min. 

J. F. Hartsfield, F. M. Kilpatrick, F. B. Brooks 

Tucker, C. M. (23) W. H. Tucker & Catherine 

Brooks, Eva (20) W. F. Brooks & Louisa 

Nov. 20, 1884. Greenville twsp. Wm.M. Jones, MM 

Burwell A. Jones, Marshal Jones, Simon Brooks 

Tucker, H. B. W. H. Tucker & Catherine 

Brooks, Sallie W. F. Brooks & Louisa 

Oct. 17, 1872. Greenville twsp. Noah Adams, Min. 

Tucker, Kossuth (21) ng 
Brooks, Delilah (18) ng 

Dec. 19, 1872. Greenville twsp. C. C. Bland, Min. 

Henry Tucker, Simon Brooks, W. Buck 

Tucker, Wyatt B. Benjamin F. Tucker & Martha A. 

Brooks, Henrietta Edwin Brooks & Martha A. 

Sept. 8, 1872. Greenville twsp. Noah Adams, Min. 

Wetherington, Silas (22) J. B. Weatherington & Sabriney 
Brooks, Bettie (25) ng & Susan Harper 

Dec. 4, 1892. Swift Creek. Alvah F. Pittman 

L. S. Pittman, W. D. Holloway, Henry (x) Lovick 

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Bibles Records 



Lanier-Clark Bible Records 

These records were loose pages found in an undated Pemberton Bible owned by Miles Sylbert Pendleton, Raleigh, N. 
C. A photocopy of this record is found in the Warren County Clerk's Office, Warrenton, NC. Contributed to the 
Quarterly by Franceine Rees. 

BIRTHS 

Lothens Lanier, son of Robert & Edith Lanier Oct. 12, 1795 
Louisa Pearce Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Dec. 24, 1797 
Lucille Eliza Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Mar. 27, 1800 
Robert Fletcher Lanier, son of Robert & Edith Lanier Sept. 871802 
Lydia Elizabeth Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier June 29, 1806 
Louinda Rachel Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Oct. 24, 1809 
Martha Ann Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Jan. 2 1813 

William Alexander & Harriet Ann Lanier, son and dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Aug. 4, 1817 
James Simpson Clark Mar. 12, 1797 

Susan Edith Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier July 25, 1830 
Adelaide Josephine Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier Aug. 19, 1832 
Louisa Elvira Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier Feb. 19, 1835 
Louenda Victoria Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier Oct. 24, 1837 
Debora Marianna Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier Feb. 19, 1840 
Harriet Eliza Lanier, dau. of James & Martha Lanier June 1 7, 1 842 
William Eugene Lanier, son of James & Martha Lanier Nov. 3, 1843 
James Edgar Lanier, son of James & Martha Lanier Jan. 27, 1 847 
Robert Lanier, son of William & Martha Lanier June 30, 1763 

[William Lanier's ancestors came from France during the persecution of the Huguenots in the middle of the 17th 
cent.] 

Edith Lanier, dau. of Lazarus & Elizabeth Pearce July 20, 1772 
Lewey Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Aug. 23, 1793 
Fabius Busbee Pendleton Feb. 3, 1905 
Sylbert Pendleton Oct. 7, 1906 

Joel D. Whitaker Oct. 5, 1877 [son of Joel & Helen Whitaker] 
Courtenay Whitaker Dec 8, 1886 [son of Joel & Helen Whitaker] 
Melissa Myers Dec. 12 
Quincy Alden Myers Jan. 3 1 
Helen Courtenay Hamilton July 7 

Robert Leckie Jones, son of James Young & Helen Leckie Jones Oct. 19, 1 83 1 
Helen Leckie Jones, dau. of Robert Leckie & Victoria L. Clark Jones June 12, 1856 

MARRIAGES 

Robert Lanier & Edith Pearce Apr. 5, 1792 

William Clark & Louisa P. Lanier Sept. 29, 1814 

Benjamin Foreman Eborn & Lucilla E. Lanier Feb. 24, 1818 

Robert Fletcher Lanier & Elizabeth M. A. Campbell Feb. 14, 1826 

James H. Hartmost & Lydia E. Lanier Nov. 8, 1 825 

John Cherry & Louinda R. Lanier Oct. 30, 1827 

James Simpson Clark & Martha Ann Lanier July 1, 1828 

George Washington Johnson & Adelaide Josephine Clark July 26, 1852 

Charles James O'Hagan & Elvira Louise Clark 

Robert Leckie Jones & Victoria L. Clark Apr. 25, 1855 

Arthur Sylbert Pendleton & Victoria L. Jones Jan. 22, 1873 

William Alexander Jenkins & Delia M. Clark Nov. 18, 1857 



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Warren Kennedy & Harriet A. Lanier Nov. 17, 1833 
William A. Lanier & Talitha Grimes Jan. 24, 1839 
Arthur Sylbert Pendleton & Amelia Bailey 

Everett Cates & Blanche B. Pendleton, dau. of Arthur & Amelia Pendleton 1888 

Peter Arlington & Kate C. Pendleton Dec. 3 1, 1896 

Joel D. Whitaker & Lula Davis Hawkins Jan. 28, 1903 

Joel D. Whitaker & Melissa Myers Nov. 22, 1910 

Arthur Sylbert Pendleton, Jr. & Eliza Taylor Busbee Nov. 3, 1903 

Milo M, Pendleton & Janet McKenzie Hawkins Nov. 21, 1906 

[Brian Pendleton to Stonington Conn. Mar. 11, 1725] 

Warren A. Kennedy & 

Norman Leslie Shaw & Delia M. Jenkins 

William Eugene Clark & Ella Bagley 

James Edgar Clark & Ella T. Hawkins Oct. 27, 1870 

James Edgar Clark & Sara Boston March 23, 1907 

Joel D. Whitaker & Helen Leckie Jones Nov. 1 876 

DEATHS 

Robert Lanier, Sr. May 21, 1828 

Edith Lanier, wife of Robert Lanier, age 63 yrs., 3 mos., 20 days Oct. 30, 1840 

Lewey Lanier, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Oct. 20, 1796 

Lothens Lanier, son of Robert & Edith Lanier Nov. 5, 1808 

Lydia (Lanier) Hartmost, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Aug. 23, 1827 

Louenda (Lanier) Cherry, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier Aug. 20, 1828 

Lucilla E. (Lanier) Eborn, dau. of Robert & Edith Lanier, age 50 yrs., 20 mos., 23 days June 19, 1850 

Harriet Eliza Lanier July 11, 1842 

William Eugene Lanier Nov. 1906 

Robert Leckie Jones Feb. 24, 1 856 

Helen Leckie Whitaker, aged 32 years Oct. 25, 1888 

Courtney Hamilton Whitaker Feb. 16, 1893 

Lula Hawkins Whitaker, wife of Joel D. Whitaker Jr. Apr. 7, 1904 

Elvira Louise O'Hagan [Louisa Elvira Lanier?] Nov. 15, 1888 

Delta M. Shaw [Debora Marianna Lanier?] Nov. 23, 1897 

Adelaide? Josephine? 

Tas. Edgar? 

Victoria Louenda Apr. 19, 1931 
Caleb Pendleton Mar. 29, 1826 

Hannah Pendleton, wife of Caleb Pendleton Oct. 13, 1832 

Jessie Pendleton, son of Caleb & Hannah Pendleton Jan. 9, 1837 

Miletus Pendleton, son of Jessie Pendleton Mar. 12, 1852 

Paruie? Day Pendleton, wife of Jessie Pendleton Sept. 16, 1849 

Arthur Pendleton, son of Miletus Nov. 8, 1889 

Milo M., son of Arthur S. Feb. 2, 191 1 

Janet H. Pendleton, wife of Arthur S. Feb. 23, 1911 

Lula Hawkins Pendleton June 17, 1908 

Courtney H. Whitaker Feb. 16, 1892 

Martha Ann Clark July 1, 1850 

James Simpson Clark Sept. 19, 1862 

Susan Edith Lanier, dau. of James S. & Martha A. Lamer Apr. 4, 183 1 



Laura F. Griffin Ball Bible Record 

Found in NC Archives Bible Record Collection. The bible was owned by Mrs. C. B. Aycock, daughter of 
Mrs. Alice Bogden. Alice was daughter of Mrs. Laura F. Griffin Ball. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

MARRIAGES 



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William L. Robertson was married to Elenor Ann Griffin July 28th 1 842 

John T. Ball was married to Laura Frances Griffin June 7th 1854 at New Berne, NC 

Joseph R. Ball married to Lida R. Merrill, Feb. 1882 At Raleigh, NC 

George F. Ball married M. Nellie Harris, Dec. 18, 1885 " " " 

Jesse G. Ball married Lannia Ruth, Dec. 15, 1886 

BIRTHS 

Laura F. Griffin dau of William & Elizabeth Griffin was born March 30, 1834 in Craven County 
Mrs. Elenor Robertson daughter of William & Elizabeth Griffin was born Dec. 20th, 1 823 

Births of Laura F. Griffin & John T. Ball's children: 

Charles Frederick Ball born May 22, 1855 -New Berne, NC 

Joseph R. Ball born Dec. 27, 1856 -New Berne, NC 

George Freeman Ball born Feb. 24, 1 859 -New Berne, NC 

Twins Jesse Griffin & Ann Elizabeth Ball bora June 25, 1862 -Graham, NC 

William T. Bail born July 22, 1866 -Raleigh, NC 

Cicero Osborne Ball born Apr. 4, 1869 -Raleigh, NC 

Laura Annis Ball bora June 1 5, 1 872 —Raleigh, NC 

Norah Allice Ball born June 21, 1874 -Raleigh, NC 

Lafayette Robertson born Feb. 9, 1845 son of Elenor Ann & William L. Robertson 
John T. Ball born Nov. 5, 1 83 1 son of Rufus & Ann Ball In Craven Co. 

DEATHS 

William Griffin died May 13, 1853- father of Mrs. John T. Ball 

Elizabeth Griffin died Dec. 6, 1849— wife of William Griffin mother of Mrs. John T. Ball 

Rigdon Griffin died Nov. 18, 1849- son of Wm & Eliz. Griffin 

Elenor A. Robertson died Mar. 18, 1849 —dau of Wm & Eliz Griffin 

C. M. A. Griffin died Aug. 26, 1 892 at his home in Pitt Co. son of Wm & Eliz. Griffin. 

Adeline Griffin died Dec. 14, 1855 - dau of Wm & Eliz Griffin 

Lafayette Robertson died June 3, 1845 age 3 mon 25 days 

Charles F. Ball died Oct. 13, 1855 age 4 mon 20 days 

Ann Elizabeth died July 24, 1862 age 29 days 

Laura Annie Ball born June died Aug. 18, 1872 age 2 mon 3 days 

John Thomas Ball born; Nov. 5, 1 83 1 died Oct. 1 3, 1 898 

A newspaper clipping in bible: Mrs. Laura Frances Ball died Mar. 1912 dau of William and Elizabeth 
Griffin 



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Queries 



Why is Eliza EWELL, age 50, living with the Peter FLEMING household #0955-0961, on the 1850 Pitt 
County Census, when she had five married children with whom she could have been living with? What is 
Eliza EWELL'S maiden name? I believe she is the widow of Jesse EWELL. 
---Egbert ROUSE; 120 Richlands Ave., Jacksonville, NC 28540-6517 

I am searching for information on the descendants of Moses TEAL/TEEL, Emanuel TEEL, Jacob TEEL 
and Richard TEEL, who all owned land in Pitt County during the late 1700's and early 1800's. 
—Emory TEEL; P. O. Box 1750, Ft. Pierce, FL 34954 (772) 465-8400 
E-mail: bteell9@comcast.net 

The Rev. Donald James LITTLE was my great grandfather. He was the son of John Gaston LITTLE and 
Mary OLIVER LITTLE. John Gaston LITTLE was the son of Luellyn (Llewellyn) and Elizabeth LITTLE. 
I would sincerely appreciate any information on this family. 
—Victoria LAWLING; 2829 Woodsdale Road, Glenwood, MD 21738 
E-mail: vwlawling@verizon.net 

I am searching for the descendants of Thomas NOBLES [ ca. 1710—after 1822]. Willing to exchange 
information. 

—Charles NOBLES; 8666 E. 102nd St., Tulsa, OK 74133 [918] 369-9257 
E-mail: cnoblesl@cox.net 

According to the "Act to Legitimate," 1823-1826 public law citation...Elias, Emerelsy and Ellis THOMAS 
were fathered by Elias TAFT, (Sr.) If true, who was the mother with the last name of THOMAS? 
—Gary TAFT; 3680 Wally Allen Road, Lincoln, Ca. 95648-9744 [916] 543-8152 
E-mail: polarisnav@hotmail.com 

I am looking for information on the wife and off spring of Benjamin FORBES, died ca. 1750. He was a sea 
merchant who bought lot #13 in Bath Town about 1740. He then acquired land along the Tar River in 
present day western Pitt County. 

—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 
E-mail: bforbes@carolina.rr.com 

I am seeking any information on John W. VINSON/VINCENT (b. ca. 1790-1858) married Sabrina 
DENTIE. According to Sheriffs Tax Records his heirs were: Norfleet VINCENT, Speirs VINCENT, Hasty 
VINCENT, Joshua VINCENT, Susan VINCENT, Sarah VINCENT and Lucinda VINCENT. I am trying to 
prove or disprove if John W. VINCENT is father of my Norflete VINCENT (1814-1878). A related name 
is Drury VINSON/VINCENT. 

—Elaine KANTOR; 908 Brookbury Ct., Virginia Beach, Va. 23464-3301 [757] 467-4879 
E-mail: ekantor@cox.net 

I am seeking any information on Bithel BULLOCK (1824-1887) of Pitt County. I would like to find any 
Civil War Records, Probate and land records, or stories about him and his family. 
— Kimberly BULLOCK; 650 Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087-1420 
E-mail: kimberlybullock@gmail.com 



OS 



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INDEX 



Adams, Jesse 


13 


Adams, Noah, Rev 


25 


Albritton, Burton G 


9, 12, 16, 24 


Albritton, Joel 


4 


Albritton, Luke 


4 


Albritton, Samuel 


4 


Albritton, Wm. B 


24 


Aldridge, Jim 


25 


Allen, G. T 


21 


Allen, Gideon, Rev 


25 


Anderson, Ada 


18 


Anderson, L. R 


12, 13 


Anderson, N. B 


24 


Anderson, Robert S 


18 


Anderson, Ruel C 


18 


Anderson, William C 


6 


Arlington, Peter 


27 


Askew, J. Thad 


22 


Askew, Needham 


22 


Axum, Col 


2 


Aycock, C. B., Mrs 


27 


Bagley, Ella 


27 


Bailey, Amelia 


27 


Bailey, Anna Mary 


19 


Bailey, J. A 


23 


Bailey, Jesse 


23 


Bailey, Rebecca E., Mrs. .. 


23 


Baker, Apsilie 


22 


Ball, Ann Elizabeth 


27 


Ball, Charles Frederick .... 


27 


Ball, Cicero Osborne 


27 


Ball, George Freeman 


27 


Ball, Jesse Griffin 


27 


Ball, John Thomas 


27 


Ball, Joseph R 


27 


Ball, Laura Annis 


27 


Ball, Laura F. Griffin 


27 


Ball, Laura Frances 


27 


Ball, Norah Allice 


27 


Ball, Rufus 


27 


Ball, William T 


27 


Barnhill, Henry 


14 


Barwick, C. T 


24 


Beaman, A. J 


22 


Beaman, Arthur Joseph .... 


21 


Beaman, Jerry Dobbs 


21 


Beardsley, Lambert P 


10, 12, 13, 14, 


16, 17 




Beddard , Archibald 


24 


Beddard, John D 


24 


Bedford, Leven J 


14 


Bell, Frank 


9 


Bell, James 


17 


Bell, John 


15 


Bell, Joseph 


17 


Benson, Thomas 


....23 



Bernard, William A 12 

Best, B. W 25 

Best, W. L 25 

Bland, Ada 24 

Bland, Barnes 16 

Bland, C. C 16, 24, 25 

Bland, R. S 24 

Bland, Theo 14, 24 

Blount, Elias J 17 

Blow, William J., Dr 1 1 

Boston, Sara 27 

Bowen, Miss 23 

Boyd, Isaac 8 

Boyd, John 12 

Boyd, Robert 3 

Brady, Lina, Mrs 21 

Brand, Penina 22 

Braxton, Felix 21 

Braxton, Haley 21 

Briley, Allen 11 

Briley, Elihu 11 

Briley, James A 1 1 

Briley, Jennie 21 

Briley, John 11 

Britton, James L 11 

Brogden, Alice, Mrs 27 

Brooks , John 24 

Brooks , Spencer 25 

Brooks, Annie S 25 

Brooks, Bettie 25 

Brooks, Delilah 25 

Brooks, Edmond 24 

Brooks, Edmund 24 

Brooks, Edward 24 

Brooks, Edward 24 

Brooks, Edwin 24, 25 

Brooks, Eva 25 

Brooks, F. B 25 

Brooks, Fannie 25 

Brooks, Geneva 25 

Brooks, H. F 24 

Brooks, Henrietta 25 

Brooks, J. Z 24 

Brooks, Jacob 24 

Brooks, James 24 

Brooks, James 25 

Brooks, Jno. Z 24 

Brooks, Lovey 25 

Brooks, Martha A 25 

Brooks, Martha E 25 

Brooks, Penny A 24 

Brooks, S. W 24 

Brooks, Sallie 25 

Brooks, Samuel H 24 

Brooks, Sarah Ann 24 

Brooks, Simon 25 



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INDEX 



Brooks, Spencer 25 

Brooks, T. E 25 

Brooks, W. F 25 

Brooks, W. S 24 

Brooks, Willie T 25 

Brown, B. W 5 

Brown, CO 24 

Brown, Henry W 12 

Brown, John B., Rev 19 

Brown, John R 5 

Brown, Martha 5 

Brown, R D 18 

Brown, Rachel 13 

Brown, William M. B 16 

Branson, W. H., Rev 20 

Buck, E 13 

Buck, Sidney 21 

Buck, W 25 

Bullock, Bithel 29 

Bullock, Joseph 22 

Bullock, Kimberly 29 

Busbee, Eliza Taylor 27 

Butts, Gatsey 23 

Butts, Penina 22 

Butts, Wade 23 

Bynum, Ada 22 

Bynum, Allen 10, 17 

Bynum, John T 22 

Caison, Charles 1 

Cameron, George F., Rev 19 

Campbell, Elizabeth M. A. ..26 

Hartmost, James H 26 

Cannon, Amariah 24 

Cannon, Caleb 12, 14, 15, 16 

Cannon, Clarence V 20 

Cannon, Henry 24 

Cannon, Mattie 20 

Cannon, Thomas 17 

Carney, Reddick 14 

Carr, Susan 22 

Carraway, Nannie 22 

Carraway, William 22 

Carrick, Thomas, Rev 24 

Carrington, Irene 22 

Carrington, J. B 22 

Carroll, Will 11 

Caswell, Richard, Gen 1 

Causey, E. W 7 

Chapman, J. S 7 

Chapman, John 25 

Chapman, L. C 25 

Chapman, L. J 25 

Cherry, Daniel 7 

Cherry, Darlin 7 

Cherry, Elizabeth 17 

Cherry, H. 15 



Cherry, J. B 2 

Cherry, James P 7 

Cherry, John 26 

Cherry, Joseph John 16, 17 

Cherry, Laney 7 

Cherry, Louenda Lanier 27 

Cherry, Orman 15 

Cherry, Samuel 7 

Cherry, Tilman R 14, 16 

Cherry, W. L 17 

Cherry, William 1 7 

Cherry, William 7 

Chestnut, John 1 1 

Chestnutt, J. L 25 

Clark, Adelaide Josephine.... 26 

Clark, Delia M 26 

Clark, Elvira Louise 26 

Clark, George 14 

Clark, Henry S 12, 16, 17 

Clark, James Edgar 27 

Clark, James Simpson 26, 27 

Clark, Victoria L 26 

Clark, William 26 

Clark, William Eugene 27 

Clark, William H 13, 14 

Cobb, Beckie 23 

Cobb, C. R 7 

Cobb, J. C 25 

Cobb, J. H 25 

Cobb, James L 15 

Cobb, Kinchen 22 

Cochran, Lavenia 19 

Conn, Adolph 24 

Cohn, Fannie C 24 

Cook, James E. W, Rev 19 

Coward, Ada Augusta 21 

Coward, Edward R 21 

Cox, Benjamin 5 

Cox, L.H 24 

Cox, Mary 5 

Cox, Sylvester 14 

Craft, Ella B., Mrs 22 

Crisp, Ezeral 23 

Dail, Bertie 21 

Dail, EliasB 22 

Dail, Minnie Susan 22 

Dail, Susan W 23 

Dancy, G. A 12 

Dancy, J.J 12, 17 

Daniel, Benjamin 13 

Daniel, Sydney 13 

Davenport, Elizabeth 16 

Davenport, Frederick 16 

Dawson, Council 25 

Dawson, Levi 9 

Dawson, Levi 9, 15 



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INDEX 



Dawson, Richard 15 

Dawson, W. W 25 

Deberry, Lemuel 15 

Denny, James 13 

Dickinson, Marshall 6 

Duval, Martha 3 

Duval, William 3 

DuVall, Mr 8 

Eborn, Benjamin Foreman ...26 

Eborn, Lucilla E. Lanier 27 

Eborn, Lucilla 15 

Edwards, Dempsey 23 

Edwards, Luby 23 

Edwards, Oscar W 23 

Elks, Eliza 6 

Elks, Jacob C 12 

Elks, Jacob 6 

Elks, Martha 12 

Evans, Alexander 3,4 

Evans, Amos 15 

Evans, D. A., Mrs 16 

Evans, John 15 

Evans, Richard 3, 16 

Evans, W.J 15 

Everett, Susan 22 

Ewell, Eliza 29 

Ewell, Jesse 29 

Flake, John 11 

Flemming David S 13, 15 

Flemming, John L 14 

Flemming, Kenneth 1 1 

Flemming, Luke 13, 15 

Flemming, Peter, Jr 1 1 , 29 

Forbes, Alfred 11, 15 

Forbes, Benjamin 29 

Forbes, Bob 29 

Forbes, Noah 16 

Ford, John B 6 

Former, George, Capt 1 

Frizzelle, Sallie A 21 

Frizzle, Jesse T 25 

Frizzle, Jesse 25 

Galloway, John 9 

Gardner, Asa 14 

Gardner, Wyatt 14 

Garris, Ida 24 

Garris, Sylvester 24 

Garris, W. B 24 

Gaskins, John 25 

Gay, William M 15 

Gilbert, F. M 7 

Gilbert, J. J 7 

Godley, Samuel 24 

Gorham, Franklin 3 

Gorham, Sophia 3 

Gorham, William 3 



Gray, Harriet 14 

Gray, Joseph 14 

Griffin, Adeline 27 

Griffin, C. M. A 24, 27 

Griffin, Elenor Ann 27 

Griffin, Elizabeth 27 

Griffin, J. C 24 

Griffin, Laura Frances 27 

Griffin, Rebie 24 

Griffin, Rigdon 27 

Griffin, William 27 

Grimes, Talitha 27 

Grimsley, A.J 25 

Grimsley, Theophilus 22 

Grizzard, Jordan 23 

Grizzard, Lanier 23 

Grizzard, Sally 21 

Haddock, Frederick 13 

Haddock, Hall 5 

Haddock, Sary 5 

Hamilton, R. S 7 

Haney, H. G., Rev 20 

Hanrahan, Walter 7 

Hardee, Francis 17 

Hardee, G. W 24 

Hardee, John 1 7 

Hardee, Martha 1 7 

Hardy, Abram C 15 

Hardy, Lemuel 22 

Hardy, Sallie Hart 22 

Harper, Delaney 22 

Harper, H. D., Rev 24,25 

Harper, M. D 25 

Harper, Mollie 22 

Harper, Susan 25 

Harrington, John A 12 

Harris, B. F 14 

Harris, Kinion 22 

Harris, M. Nellie 27 

Harris, Reuben 9 

Harris, Richard H 22 

Harris, Sallie 23 

Harris, Tom 21 

Hart, Jesse 14 

Hartmost, Lydia Lanier 27 

Hartsfield, J. F 25 

Harvey, J. R 24 

Hatton, Robert 17 

Hawkins, Ella T 27 

Hawkins, Janet McKenzie .... 27 

Hawkins, Lula Davis 27 

Hazelton, Benjamin F 14 

Hazleton, E. L 25 

Hendley, W. C 19 

Herrington, Moses 14 

Herrington, W. D 12 



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INDEX 



Herrington, Moses 


14 


Herrington, W. D 


12 


Highsmith, Robert 


11 


Hines, Harriet Williams .... 


22 


Hines, Peter E 


10 


Hodges, Benjamin 


3 


Hodges, John 


3 


Hodges, Josiah 


12, 16 


Holloway, W. D 


25 


Hornaday, C. H 


25 


House, Archibald 


14 


House, David 


13, 14 


Howard, C. M 


25 


Humbles, Bessie 


21 


Jackson, Eliza 


15 


Jackson, Shaderick 


13 


James, Bithel 


11 


James, Eason 


16 


Jenkins, Delia M 


27 


Jenkins, J.C.C 


14, 15 


Johnson, Allen 


24 


Johnson, E. A 


24, 25 


Johnson, George Wash 


26 


Johnson, Gus 


24 


Johnson, J. B., Mrs 


4 


Johnston, Franklin 


15 


Johnston, John V 


15 


Johnston, Stephen F 


15 


Jones, Beckie 


23 


Jones, Bill 


23 


Jones, Burwell 


25 


Jones, Helen Leckie 


27 


Jones, James Young 


26 


Jones, Marshal 


25 


Jones, Robert Leckie 


26, 27 


Jones, Sarah 


23 


Jones, Simon, Capt 


1 


Jones, Victoria L 


26 


Jenkins, William Alexander. 26 


Jones, Helen Leckie 


26 


Jones, William D 


10 


Jones, Wm. M 


25 


Jordan, A. G 


11 


Jordan, Isaac 


7 


Joyce, Edward 


6 


Joyner, Aaron 


10 


Joyner, Amos 


21,25 


Joyner, Bettie Frances 


23 


Joyner, Charles 


21 


Joyner, Lydia 


10 


Kammerer, Roger 


..1,3,4, 5, 6, 7, 


8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20,21,27 


Kantor, Elaine 


29 


Kennedy, Warren A 


27 


Kilpatrick, F. M 


25 


Kilpatrick, Nancy Hopton.. 


..22 



Kilpatrick, William H 22 

King, John 14 

King, Thomas 14 

Kinsaul, Henry 4 

Kinsaul, John 4 

Kinsaul, Reuben 4 

Kinsaul, Willam 4 

Kittrell, S. B 7 

Koonce, Arnold J 7 

Lane, Leonidas 15 

Lang, J. A 24 

Lang, Narcissy F 13 

Lang, Robert 13 

Lang, William G 13 

Langley, David P 15, 16 

Langley, Elijah 16 

Langley, Godfrey 15 

Langley, James L 15, 16 

Langley, James 4 

Langley, Joseph H 16, 

Lanier, Adelaide Josephine ..26 

Lanier, Debora Marianna 26 

Lanier, Edith 26, 27 

Lanier, Harriet Ann 26, 27 

Lanier, Harriet Eliza 26, 27 

Lanier, James 26 

Lanier, James Edgar 26 

Lanier, James S 27 

Lanier, Lewey 26, 27 

Lanier, Lothens 27 

Lanier, Louinda Rachel 26 

Lanier, Louisa Elvira 26 

Lanier, Louisa Pearce 26 

Lanier, Louenda Victoria 26 

Lanier, Lucille Eliza 26 

Lanier, Lydia Elizabeth 26 

Lanier, Martha Ann 26, 27 

Lanier, Robert 26 

Lanier, Robert, Sr 27 

Lanier, Robert Fletcher 26 

Lanier, Susan Edith 26, 27 

Lanier, William Alexander... 26 

Lanier, William Eugene 26, 27 

Lanier, William 26 

Latham, Josephus 5 

Laughinghouse, William J.... 6, 17 

Lawling, Victoria 29 

Lawrence, David 12 

Leckie, Helen 26 

Letchworth, Cell 23 

Letchworth, Elias 23 

Lewis, John May 15 

Lipscombe, John 19 

Little, Donald James, Rev. ...29 

Little, John Gaston 29 

Little, Lewellyn 29 



PCGQ August 2010 



INDEX 



Little, Louis G 17 

Little, Samuel 13, 14 

Little, W. G 13 

Love, William J 2 

Lovick, Henry 25 

Malong, Robert 6 

Martha Ann Clark 27 

Martin, Henry W 16 

Matthis, Joseph, Sgt 2 

May,B. F 15 

May,C. C 25 

May, John 15 

May, Lovie L 25 

McCotter, Jacob 24 

McGlawhorn, Charles 12 

McGlawhorn, Lacy 12 

McGlawhorn, Mary 12 

McGowan, Franklin 7 

McGowan, Guilford 7 

McLawhorn, Allice See 21 

McLawhorn, Jerry 14 

McLawhorn, Lorenzo 23 

Merrill, LidaR 27 

Merritt, Agnes 18 

Mills, Calvin 8, 9 

Mills, Celia 9 

Mills, Henry 5,9 

Mills, James H 8, 9 

Mills, Lewis 5, 9 

Mills, Naisby, Sr 9 

Mills, Nasby 5 

Mills, Naseby 6 

Mills, Simon 6 

Mills, Susannah 6 

Mills, Washington 9 

Mills, William Allen 9 

Mills, William 5 

Mills, Winna 6 

Moore, Alfred 25 

Moore, Allicey 14 

Moore, Avian 21 

Moore, Canidy 4 

Moore, Churchill 14 

Moore, Edmond 15 

Moore, Edward 22 

Moore, Enoch 1 1 

Moore, G. C 22 

Moore, Henry L 23 

Moore, James 13 

Moore, John R 25 

Moore, Kennedy 4 

Moore, Nancy 23 

Moore, Nathanael 1 

Moore, Rachel 14 

Moore, T. R. 24 

Moore, Wedigan 15 



Moore, Zachariah Taylor 22 

Morganstein, Charles 15 

Moseley, Elisha 23 

Moye, Abram D 13 

Moye, Abram J 15 

Moye, Alfred 15 

Moye, Jesse Rountree 20 

Moye, Joseph George 20 

Moye, Will J 13, 15 

Moye, Wyatt 4 

Murphy, Turner 22 

Murphy, Z. V 7 

Murray, James 16 

Myers, Melissa 27 

N. J. Lang, 24 

N. M. Fortey 6 

Nelson, H. E 24 

Nelson, Molsey 14 

New, William 2 

Newton, John, Jr 13 

Newton, Walter 12, 13 

Nichols, Flossie 21 

Nichols, Jaun 2 1 

Nichols, John 17 

Nichols, Nelson 17 

Nichols, Richard 21 

Nobles, Charles 29 

Nobles, Jesse 14, 16, 17 

Nobles, Salinah 14 

Nobles, Stephen 14 

Norfleet, Theodore 9 

O'Hagan, C. J., Dr 11 

O'Hagan, Charles James 26 

O'Hagan, Elvira Louise 27 

Oliver, Lucius 19 

Oliver, Mary 29 

Ormond, Betsy Ann 23 

Parker, Archibald 6, 7, 8 

Parker, G. W 14 

Patrick, Edward 22 

Patrick, Eliza F 24 

Patrick, H. A 24 

Patrick, Joel 24 

Patrick, Lydia 22 

Patrick, Martha E., Mrs 23 

Patrick, Purnel 1 1 

Paul, James L 12, 14 

Paxton, William S 5 

Pearce, B. C 2 

Pearce, Edith 26 

Pearce, Elizabeth 26 

Pendleton, Brian 27 

Pendleton Fabius Busbee ....26 

Pendleton Sylbert 26 

Whitaker, Joel D 26 

Whitaker, Courtenay 26 



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INDEX 



Myers, Melissa 26 

Myers, Quincy Alden 26 

Hamilton, Helen Courtenay . 26 

Jones, Robert Leckie 26 

Pearce, Lazarus 26 

Pearce, Roxie, Aunt 2 

Peay, G. W 17 

Peebles, Howell 13 

Peeks, Alice 22 

Pendleton, Arthur Sylbert .... 26, 27 

Pendleton, Arthur S., Jr 27 

Pendleton, Blanche 27 

Pendleton, Caleb 27 

Pendleton, Everett Cates 27 

Pendleton, Hannah 27 

Pendleton, Janet H 27 

Pendleton, Jessie 27 

Pendleton, Kate C 27 

Pendleton Lula Hawkins 27 

Pendleton, Miletus 27 

Pendleton, Milo M 27 

Pendleton, Paruie Day 27 

Perkins, Churchill 12, 15, 16 

Pettit, Gideon 5 

Pettit, Jemima 5 

Phillips, Lanna 21 

Phipps, W. B., Mrs 4 

Pittman, Alvah F 24, 25 

Pittman, L. S 24,25 

Pollard, Benj 13 

Pollard, Benjamin 13 

Pollard, Turner 14 

Pollard, William L 13 

Pollard, Willie 11, 13 

Powers, Ephriam 1,2 

Quinerly, Jesse 25 

Quinerly, William A 17 

Randolph, Joseph 15 

Read, Jesse 1 

Reaves, William, Capt 2 

Reddick, J. T 21 

Rhodes, J. J 24 

Rhodes, Joseph, Capt 1 

Riley, John A 9 

Rives, John G 9 

Rives, Peter 17 

Roberson, Moses 14 

Robertson, Elenor, Mrs 27 

Robertson, Lafayette 27 

Robertson, William L 27 

Ross, Elizabeth 23 

Rountree, Benjamin F 20 

Rountree, Jesse 20 

Rountree, John Stephenson.. 20 

Rountree, Rachel 20 

Rouse, Ada 24 



Ruff, Eleanor 10 

Salter, Ann 3 

Salter, Edward 3, 8 

Salter, Nancy 3 

Salter, Peggy 3 

Salter, Sophia 3 

Sanders, Virginia 22 

Saunders, Richard 2 

Seamster, L. A., Mrs 21 

Shaw, Delta M 27 

Shaw, Norman Leslie 27 

Shepard, William, Maj 2 

Sheppard, Henry 12 

Shipp, G. W 18 

Simpson, Col 1 

Slaughter, Matthew 23 

Smith, Bertie 21 

Smith, Caleb 9 

Smith, Charles 6 

Smith, Guilford 14 

Smith, James S 23 

Smith, JohnC 6 

Smith, Lewis J 5 

Smith, Major B 15 

Smith, Mary 6 

Smith, Rabin 21 

Smith, Reuben 6 

Smith, Rhoda 19 

Smith, Samuel 14 

Smith, W.G 21 

Spain, Austin 1 

Spain, Featherston 1 1 

Speight, Abner 14 

Speir, R. M 14 

Stallings, Hiram, Rev 2 

Stallings, Shadrach 2 

Stancel, Henry 16 

Standi, Henry 15, 16, 17 

Standi, Jesse R 15 

Standi, Mary 22 

Stancil, Robert H 16 

Standi, Wilie 5 

Stancil, Willie 13, 15, 16 

Stancill, Jesse R 16 

Stocks, Alvana 15 

Stocks, Jane, Mrs 23 

Stocks, Sara 21 

Stocks, Tilman 12 

Sullivan, G. H., Rev 20 

Sumerel, William R 15 

Sutton, Hugh A 11 

Sutton, James 13 

Sutton, Jesse 12 

Sutton, Josiah 13 

Sutton, Louvenie 13 

Taft, Arnold 8 



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INDEX 



Taft, Elias 29 

Taft,Gary 29 

Taft, William S 8 

Tayler, S. H 25 

Taylor, Fredrk. G 25 

Taylor, John 15 

Taylor, Samuel H 25 

Teel, Emanuel 29 

Teel, Emory 29 

Teel, Moses 29 

Teel, Richard 29 

Tilghman, J. D 7 

Tison, Moses, Jr 16 

Tripp, A. T 23 

Tripp, Eliza, Mrs 23 

Tripp, Henry 20 

Tripp, J. T 21 

Tripp, Kale 23 

Tripp, Moses 23 

Tripp, Sallie 1 1 1 

Tripp, William J 21 

Tucker, Benjamin F 25 

Tucker, CM 25 

Tucker, H. B 25 

Tucker, Henry 25 

Tucker, Kossuth 25 

Tucker, William H 15, 25 

Tucker, Wyatt B 25 

Tunstall, Sallie, Mrs 22 

Turnage, Elias 13 

Turnage, Henry 13 

Turnage, Robert E 10 

Tuten, Frank 20 

Tyson, B. H 15 

Tyson, Benj 13 

Tyson, C. T 23 

Tyson, G. T 25 

Tyson, George W 13 

Tyson, James A 11, 17 

Tyson, Jesse 22 

Tyson, Maggie N., Mrs 23 

Tyson, Mary 21 

Tyson, Matilda 15 

Tyson, Noah 17 

Tyson, Sherrod 17 

Tyson, Shim 22 

Usher, Patrick 2 

Usher, William 2 

Vanderford, Bryant 23 

Vanderford, Maybelle 21 

Vick, Jacian 22 

Vincent, Drury 29 

Vincent, Hasty 29 

Vincent, John W 29 

Vincent, Joshua 29 

Vincent, Norfleet 29 



Vincent, Speirs 29 

Vines, C. C 13 

Vines, Charles L 13 

Walder,Mr 2 

Waltson, Jeptha 15 

Ward, James R 17 

Ware, Charles C, Rev 20 

Warren, James 14 

Waters, J. D 24 

Watkins, John 8 

Watkins, William 8 

Weatherington, J. B 25 

Wetherington, C. W 7 

Wetherington, Silas 25 

Whichard, William G 1 1 

Whichard, Willis 17 

Whitaker, Courtney H 27 

Whitaker, JoelD 27 

Whitaker, Joel D., Jr 27 

Whitaker, Courtney H 27 

Whitaker, Helen Leckie 27 

Whitaker, Lula Hawkins 27 

Whitfield, Z. 7 

Whitley, Alexander 1 

Willetts, E. S.,Rev 19 

Williams, Ed 22 

Williams, Joel 14 

Williams, Lucinda 22 

Williams, Thomas 7, 14 

Williams, Willis R 17 

Williamson, Charlotte 15 

Wilson, Robert 24 

Windfield, J. L 24 

Wooten, George W 13 

Wooten, Sallie 18 

Worsley, Josiah 17 

Worthington, Martha 21 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



OQl 



Volume XVII, No. 4 
November 2010 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

Officers 2010 

President Roger Kammerer 

1 1 15 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
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Vice President Frank D. Barrow, Sr. 

1366 Forest Acres Drive, Greenville, NC 27834-6655 (252-752-5345) 
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Secretary (office vacant) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
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Executive Board. William L. Cox 

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Volume XVH, No. 4 



November 2010 



Gideon Pettit, revolutionary war pension 1 

Moses Tyson, Land Inquisition, 1762 ~.3 

Nathanbel Newton, Land Inquisition, 1766. 4 

stephen rogers estate records, 1818-1835 5 

VinesAVooten/Newton/Johnston Family; Petition for Partition, 1834 „ 7 

Capt. Bucks District tax list, 1848. .. 9 

Wdll of James Adams, 1856 1 1 

Well of Susan Stocks, 1359 .... 12 

Will of Louisa Oakley, 1884 „ 13 

Caleb Smith Family Papers 14 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1862 18 

Bell famdly marriages 23 

Edgecombe County Death Certdticates 25 

bible Records ... John Joyner Bible Record 28 

Robert Lee Worthington Bible Record 29 

Jesse John Oakley Bible Record 30 

Caleb Smith Slave Record 31 

Index 32 

FILLERS Mills Family Reunion, 1921 2 

.... E. L. McGowan Returns to Greenville, 1897 4 

W. C. Butler's Stables Burned, 1894 6 

Arch W. Speight, Killed at Antdztam .„ 8 

~ Columbus S. Harrell, 91, Ready to Go to War, 1942 10 

— . McGowan/Whichard Slave Marriage, 1864 11 

.... w. A. James Left Pitt County, 1890 „ 12 

... Biggs Cox and "Z" Named Children 13 

Marshall Manning Hurt, 1900 17 

. R. A. Bynum Selling Farm, 1872 24 



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Gideon Pettit, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Gideon Pettit found 
on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Pension application of Gideon(Gurdeon) Petit (Pettit) ml3NC 
District of North Carolina 

On this 22nd day of September 1818, before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the United States for 
the district aforesaid, personally appeared Gideon PETIT aged 53 years, resident in Pitt County in the said 
district, who being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following 
declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress entitled, "An act to provide 
for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war:" That 
he the said Gideon PETIT enlisted, early in the revolutionary war, the date he doth not remember, in 
Martinborough (now Greenville), Pitt County & State of North Carolina, in the company commanded by 
Captain Simon JONES, who soon after resigned, and Captain Robert RAYFORD then commanded said 
Company, which was of the 8th Regiment of the North Carolina line on the Continental establishment, in 
the war of the revolution, for the term of three years; that he continued to serve in the said Corps until the 
end of his said enlistment, when he was discharged from service in the County of Pitt aforesaid; that he was 
in the battles of Germantown, & Brandywine & Stono; and that he is in reduced circumstances & stands in 
need of the assistance of his country for support; and that his said discharge is lost. 
Sworn to & declared before me, the day & year aforesaid. H. POTTER, DJUSNC 

North Carolina District 

Gardner MOY maketh oath that he has long been well acquainted with the aforesaid Gideon PETIT, & 
served in the revolutionary war with him in the same line, but in the 10th Regiment; and knows that the 
said Gideon served in Captain RAIFORD'S company of the 8th Regiment in the North Carolina line, on the 
Continental establishment, in the war of the revolution, against the common enemy, for a term of more than 
nine months, and he confidently believes, for the full term of three years; deponent further saith that said 
Gideon is very poor, is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his country for 
support; and that he was duly discharged, at the end of his said three years service. 
Sworn to before me at Raleigh the 22nd of September 1818 

H. Potter, D.JUSNC 

John STEPHENS maketh oath that he is & has long been well acquainted with the aforesaid Gideon 
PETIT; that he served in the revolutionary war in the same line with him, but in the 2nd Regiment, 
that he knows the said Gideon did serve in the revolutionary war in Captain RAIFORD'S Company, 
being first enlisted in Captain Simon JONES'S Company of the 8th Regiment, and the North Carolina 
line, on the Continental establishment against the common enemy, for a term of three years; Deponent 
saith that said Gideon PETIT is a very poor man, is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the 
assistance of his country for support. 
Sworn to before me, at Raleigh, the 22nd of September 1818. 

H. Potter, DJUSNC 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions} On this 8th day of November 1820 Personally appeared in open Court 
the said Court being a Court of Record proceeding according to the Course of the Common Law Keeping a 
record of its proceedings having a Jurisdiction unlimited in amount & having power to fine and imprison — 
Gideon PETTIT aged 56 years a resident of the State & County aforesaid and after being duly Sworn 
according to law doth on his Oath declare that he Served in the Revolutionary War as follows: I enlisted on 
the 1 1th of April 1777 for Three Years with Jonathan LOOMS Surgeon of the 8th of North Carolina 
Regiment and was put into Captain Robert RA1FORD company in the 8th No. Carolina Continental 



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Regiment Commanded by Colonel ARMSTRONG on the 1 1th of April 1780 was Discharged by Colonel 
James ARMSTRONG which discharge I have lost and then Served in the Militia a Substitute Till the end 
of the War and was in battles at Brandywine Germantown Stono with Colo. James ARMSTRONG and I do 
Solemnly Swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 and that I 
have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner whatever disposed of my property or any part thereof 
with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring my self within the Provision of an act of Congress Entitled 
"an Act to provide for Certain Persons engaged in the land and Naval Service of the United States in the 
revolutionary war" Passed on the 8th of March 1818 & that I have not nor has any person in trust for me 
any property or Securities, contracts or debts due to me Saving about 2 dollars nor have I any income other 
than what is Contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed and by me Subscribed (viz) no real nor Personal 
Estate by Occupation I am a Farmer I have a wife 56 years of age and both she & me afflicted by Pains so 
that we are not able to Work, to support us I have a Daughter by the name of Nancey PETTIT 2 1 years of 
age a son by the Name of Jesse 16 Years of age a Grand Child by the name of Gideon WHITEHEAD 
whose Father Lost his life by Serving in the Late War in Camp Beacon Island ~ all of whom live with me 
Sworn to & taken in open Court November 8th 1 820 

Arts Arch PARKER Guidion (his mark) PETTIT 

State of Kentucky Fulton County} 

On this the 12th day of August 1857personally appeared before me Josiah PARKER Presiding Judge 
of the Fulton County Court, Naseby PETTIT a resident of Obien County Tennessee aged sixty five 
years who being first duly Sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in 
order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by various acts of Congress Granting pensions to 
certain orphans of revolutionary soldiers he States that he is the son of Gideon PETTIT who was a 
fifer in the revolutionary war and who left the said army under a honorable discharge as fife Major, as 
the pension rolls will show; that the said Gideon PETTIT drew his pension at the pension agency of 
Fayetteville North Carolina and that he died about the year 1 842 or 43 

The said PETTIT refers to the pension rolls of said army for proof of the services of said Gideon 
PETTIT; and appoints F E HASSLER of Washington City his attorney to investigate and receive his 
allowance if entitled under any act of Congress 
Sworn to and subscribed before me 

on the day and year above written Naseby (his mark) PETTIT 

Josiah PARKER 



Mills Family Reunion, 1921 

Daily Reflector, Aug. 25, 1921 

REUNION MILLS FAMILY TO CELEBRATE 100TH BIRTHDAY 
MRS. MARTHA JANE MILLS 

There will be held at Mills School house in Chicod township on Friday, September 16th, a 
reunion of the Mills family , in honor of Mrs. Martha Jane MILLS, who on the 13th of September will 
celebrate her 100th birthday. Mrs. MILLS is the widow of the late Mr. William MILLS and the 
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam WILLIAMS of Chicod township. She was born on September 
13th, 1821, and has always lived in Pitt county. She is still active and goes around visiting her 
children who live in different sections of the county. She has ten or eleven living children and a large 
number of grandchildren. 

Mrs. MILLS is perhaps the oldest woman living in Pitt county, and those who are fortunate 
enough to know her state that she is very attractive and beloved by a host of friends. 



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Moses Tyson, Land Inquisition, 1762 

Found in Secretary of State, Land Office (Colonial), Land Inquisitions and Fee Tails, 1751-1774, Box 
2; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Land Inquisitions were sworn 
statements by local juries as to the value and ownership of moveables or property, returned to the 
chancery or exchequer by the escheator, who made the inquiry. They were taken for a wide range of 
reasons including attainder, proof of royal title, or after death to establish royal rights. Inquisitions 
were also used to compile land surveys. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[Right side of document missing] 

North Carolina 

George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith 
To the Sheriff of Our County of Pitt Greeting. 

We Command you that by the oath of Twelve Good and [missing] men of your Bailwick by whom 
the truth of the mat[missing] be the better Known you enquire of what Value [missing] Hundred acres 
of Land lying in your County [missing] side of Swift's Creek Swamp Joining John WILLIAMS being 
a whole Tract of Land formerly Granted to Co[missing] TYSON deceased and whereof Moses 
TYSON is Seized in [missing] Tail and whether the said Three hundred acres of [missing] whereof 
the said Moses TYSON is Seized as aforesaid are Continguous to other Intailed Lands of the said 
Mo[missing] TYSON And the Inquisition thereupon taken distinc [missing] openly made to us in the 
Secretary's Office of the P[missing] of No. Carolina Under your Seal and the Seals of [missing] by 
whom the same shall be made do you with[missing] send. 

Witness John ANCRUM Deputy Secretary of [missing] said province at New Bern the 5th 
Day[missing] November In the third Year of our Mesfmissing] 

John ANCRUM Dept [missing] 

North Carolina Pitt County} 

An Inquisition Indented Held and taken by and Entered John SIMPSON Sherriff of Pitt County 
aforesd, Pu rsuian t to a Writt Issued from the Secretary's office November the 5th 1762 as Touching 
the Value of Three Hundred Acres of Land And whither the said Lands are Contiguous to other 
Intailed Lands of the said Moses TISON 

We Simon BURNEY, Robert HARDEE, Abraham TISON, Aaron TISON, Andrew HARDEE, 
Edmund TISON Junr, Thomas HARDEE, James BROOKS, Britain KING, John STOCKS, Isaac 
STOCKS and William GERRALD, Jurors, Being duly Sworn, declare and Say That the said Tract of 
Land, Granted Unto Mfmissing] Cornelius TISON deceasd. as by Pattent bearing date A[missing] 
18th 1738 whereof Moses TISON is Seized in fee Tail, Containing 300 acres, as Sett_forth in the writt 
before Mentioned is Worth forty pounds P roclima tion money and No More Furthermore do say That 
there is No Lands Contiguous to the Lands before mentioned that are Intailed only the said Moses 
TISON — 

In Testimony whereof We the Jurors on the aforesaid Inquisition Have Hereunto Sett Our Hands and 
fixed our Seals This 1 1th Day of November 1762 

John Simpson Sherriff {Seal} Thomas (his mark) HARDEE {Seal} 

Simon BURNEY {Seal} James (his mark) BROOKS {Seal} 

Robt HARDEE {Seal} BrittainKING {Seal} 

Abraham TISON {Seal} John (his mark) STOCKS {Seal} 

Andrew (his mark) HARDEE {Seal} Isaac (his mark) STOCKS {Seal} 

Edmund TISON Junr {Seal} William (his mark) Gerrald {Seal} 



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Nathaniel Newton, Land Inquisition, 1766 

Found in Secretary of State, Land Office (Colonial), Land Inquisitions and Fee Tails, 1751-1774, Box 
2; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Land Inquisitions were sworn 
statements by local juries as to the value and ownership of moveables or property, returned to the 

chancery or exchequer by the escheator, who made the inquiry. They were taken for a wide range of 
reasons including attainder, proof of royal title, or after death to establish royal rights. Inquisitions 
were also used to compile land surveys. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 



North Carolina Pitt County} 

Inquisition taken this tenth Day of November in the Second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith se 
by Virtue of a Writ of ad quad Damnum issuing from the Secretarys office of Said province and 
directed to the Sheriff of the County aforesaid — 

By Virtue of the Said Writ which is herunto annexed I do hereby Certifies that by the oath of twelve 
good & lawfull men of my County Viz 

John GRIST, Howell WALL, Stepn. HARDING, Nathan GODLEY Thos. LATHINGHOUSE, Thos. 
DANIEL, Isaac BUCK, Wm DDCSON, John DDCSON, Simon TAYLOR, Lazarus PEIRCE & 
Thomas RICHARD 

I have diligently enquired what Damage it will be to our Sovereign Lord the King, or to any other 
person or persons whatsoever, if Nathaniel NEWTON & Anne his Wife should alien in fee, a certain 
tract of Land containing five hundred acres lying and being in Pit County aforesaid, which the Said 
Nathaniel and Anne are seized of in fee Tail in right of the sd Anne, and whether the Said Tract of 
Land be pared of or contiguous to other intailed Lands in the possession of the said Nathaniel & 
Anne. And the Said John GRIST, Howell WALL, Stephen HARDING, Nathan GODLEY Thos. 
LATHINGHOUSE, Thos. DANIEL, Isaac BUCK, Wm DLXSON, John DIXSON, Simon TAYLOR, 
Lazarus PEIRCE & Thos. RICHARD 

upon their Oath aforesaid do say that it will not be to the Damage of Our Sovereign Lord the King, if 
the Said Nathaniel and Anne Should alien the Said Land in fee Simple, but that it will be to the 
Damage of those in reversion or remainder of Forty — pounds Sterling; And that the Said Lands are 
not parcel of or contiguous to other intailed Lands in the possession of the Said Nathaniel and Anne, 
Certified this Tenth Day of November in the year aforesaid at Pitt County aforesaid, on the premises 
aforesaid, under my my Hand & Seal and the Hand and Seal of the Said Jurors 

John SIMPSON Sherriff 



Isaac BUCK 

William DDCSON 

John DDCSON 

Simon TAYLER 

Lazarus PEARCE 

Thomas (his mark) RICHARD 

Filed 9th Novembr 1 766 



John SILLS ? [who is he?] 
Howell (his mark) WALL 
Stephen HARDING 
Nathan GODLEY 
Thos. LAUGHDSfGHOUSE 
Thos. DANIEL 



E. L. McGowan Returns to Greenville, 1897 

Daily Reflector, March 3, 1897 

E. L. MCGOWAN and wife arrived from South Carolina a few days ago to make Greenville their 
home. Mr. MCGOWAN is a native of Pitt county, but has been living in South Carolina for thirteen 
years. 



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Stephen Rogers Estate Records, 1818-1835 

The following estate record is found in Edgecombe County Estates, CR 037.508.108; NC Archives, 
Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} February Sessions 1819 
To the worshipful the Justices of the County aforesaid 

The Petition of Elizabeth ROGERS widow and relict of Stephen ROGERS late of the County 
aforesaid Humbly Sheweth to your worships that her late Husband departed this life some time in the 

month of in the year 1818 intestate seized and possessed at the time of his death of acres of 

Land situated lying and being in the County of Edgecombe leaving your Petitioner and the following 
children infants under the age of twenty one years His heirs at law to wit Maria ROGERS Delphy 
ROGERS Adams ROGERS and Calvin ROGERS your Petitioner being entitled to her Dower in the 
said real Estate by the laws of the County pray your worships to grant her hares of Dower directed to 
the Sheriff of the County Commanding him to summon a Jury of twelve freeholders unconnected with 
the parties wither by consanguanty or affinity and entirely disinterested to lay off and allot to her one 
third of the real estate of which her Husband died seized & possessed and report their proceedings to 
the next Court and your Petitioner is in duly bound and will ever pray 

Francis L DANCY atto for the Complaintant 



Agreeable to an order issued from the County Court of Edgecombe, at February Sessions 1819 we the 
Subscribers having been Summoned by the Sheriff of the Said County of Edgecombe to lay off and 
allott unto Elizabeth ROGERS the widow of Stephen ROGERS deed, her legal dower in the Lands 
which the Said Stephen ROGERS died Seized and possessed of in the County, — agreeable To the 
prays of the Petition of the Said Elizabeth ROGERS, have this day attended on the premises and after 
being qualified agreeable to law have allotted as follows, —(To Wit) — 

Begining at a white oak Stump in a Bunch of Dogwoods on the long Branch, and runjng down the 
various Courses of sd. branch to a black gum in the mouth of Said Branch in Goughs Swamp then 
down the meanders of the Said Swamp to a Sweet Gum then North fifteen Dg West Sixty Six poles 
to a Stake in BENTLEY line then a long said line to the first Station Containing by Survey fifty four 
& one fourth acres — including the dwelling House out Housing &c where the sd. deed, most 
Generally dwelt next before his death which we have allotted to the Said widow her legal dower - 
in witness where of we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the 17th March 1819 — 
Noah BARNES {Seal} Lemuel MOORE {Seal} 

Isaac AMASON {Seal} Solomon BARNES {Seal} 

Jacob BARNES {Seal} Blake LITTLE {Seal} 

James DANIEL {Seal} RKSPARKMAN {Seal} 

Henry T. STANTON {Seal} John J PEELE {Seal} 

Allen WALKER {Seal} Jas. B. WOODARD {Seal} 



Edgecombe County February Court 1819 

Ordered that Ephraim DANIEL, John THOMAS & Lemuel DANIEL together with Garrot KNIGHT 
Esq. be appointed Commissrs. to view the Estate of Stephen ROGERS dec. & to lay off & allot unto 
Elizabeth ROGERS the Widow of said dec. such part of the Crop, Stock & provisions of the Estate of 
her deceased husband as they may conceive necessary & adequate for the support of herself & family 
for one year & make report to next Court under their hands and Seals Test EHALL Clk 

Pursuant to the anexed order to us directed to view The estate of Stephen ROGERS desed. and to lay 
off and alot unto Elizabeth ROGERS widow of Sd desed such par of The crop stock and provision of 
the estate of thir desed husband as we may concieve neseccry and adequit for The support of hir self 



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and family for one year which we the commisionurs met on the seventeent Day of march as folows 
five hundread and thirty two pound of Baken thirty seven pound of Lard fifteen Barrel corn five 
Hundread pound fo dow one Bushel salt six galons maloses twelve pound Shugar 
Given under our hands the above Day and Date 

Garriot KNIGHT 

Ephraim DANIEL 

Lemuel DANIEL 



The Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quater Sessions of the County of Edgecomb 
Now. Term 1822 

The Petition of Elizabeth ROGERS humbly sheweth unto your worships that her husband Stephen 

ROGERS departed this life some time in the year possessed of a considerable personal estate 

consisting of negroes, perishable property, money and debts of various sorts 
Your Petitioner further sheweth unto your worships that Jacob POWELL was appointed by your 
worshipful Court Administrator De Bonis non of the said R OGERS and took upon himself the 
burthen of the Execution thereof— 

Your Petitioner further sheweth unto your Worships that she is advised that she entitled to a childs or 
one fourth part of said personal estate She therefore prays your worships that you will appoint five 
Freeholders unconnected with your Petitioner either by con sanguinty or affinity to divide said 
personal estate and allot to your Petitioner the one fourth part thereof, who on oath shall make return 
under her hands and seals of the proceedings by them had thereon to the next Term of your 
worshipful Court— And your Petitioner further prays that you will cause a copy of ths petition 
together with a Subpoena to issue to Jacob POWELL to shew cause why the prayer of this Petition 
Should not be granted and your Petitioner will ever pray &c J R LLOYD atty for Petitioner 



Jno A ROGERS VS Calvin ROGERS 
Petition for Division of Negroes 

To Edgecomb Nov. Term 1835 Service accepted Cofield ELLIS 

Elias BARNES James COBB James BARNES Bryant BARNES & William BARNES or a 
majority} Commrs GWM 

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Edgecomb- 
The Petition of John A. ROGERS of Said County Humbly Sheweth unto your worships your 
petitioner aforesaid, that Stephen ROGERS late of the County of Edgecomb departed this life Some 
time past intestate, leaving your petitioner John A. & Calvin ROGERS his children- that the Said 
Stephen died possessed of several negro Slaves viz Cherry, Dury, Rose, Ben, Abram, Harriet, Feraby, 
Henry, Jordan, Sam, John & Sylvy, which are now in the hands of Coffield ELLIS who is the 
Guardian of the Said Calvin & which are held in common between your petitioner & the said Calvin— 
Your petitioner John being desirous that division Should be made of said Slaves & the Share thereof 
to which he is entitled Should be allotted to him in Severalty prays your worships to appoint 
Commissioners properly qualified to make division of Said Slaves & alott to your petitioner the Share 
thereof to which he is entitled & report to next Court — & Your petitioner will ever pray &c 

Geo W MORDECAI profth 



W. C. Butler's Stables Burned 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 25, 1894 

Johnson Mills Items... April 23rd, 1894. 

Mr. W. C. BUTLER'S barn and stables were burned today. A valuable horse and several barrels of 
corn were also consumed by the flames. Cause of the fire is not known. 



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Vines/Wooten/Newton/Johnston Family 
Petition for Partition, 1834 

The following Charles Vines estate record is found in Edgecombe County Estates, CR 037.508; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Jas JOHNSTON & wife & others 
To The Court 

Petn. for Sale & distribution of negroes 
To Nov Term 1826 

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Edgecomb— 
November Sessions 1826 

The Petition of James JOHNSTON & Artisia his wife, Robert BELL, Highland BLAND & Sally his 
wife, Richard JOHNSTON & Sophia his wife & John VINES, Anna Letitia & Charles VINES infants 
who sue in this behalf by Richard JOHNSTON their Guardian & next friend & of Richard JONES 
admr. of Fanny Ann VINES deed 

Humbly Shew unto your worships your petitioners aforesaid that Your petitioners are entitled as 
tenants in common to two negro Slaves one named Amos & the other Phillis which negroes were 
conveyed to your petitioners Artisia JOHNSTON, Robert BELL, Sally BLAND & to Charles VINES 
deed, by a Deed of gift from Lucy BELL deed, which deed is now of record in the Register's office 
for the County of Egcombe & can be produced by your petitioners if required — That Charles VINES 
died some time past leaving your Petitioner Sophia his widow & John, Anna Letitia & Charles & 
Fanny Ann VINES his children him surviving & entitled to the Share of the said Charles pursuant to 
the will of the Said Charles — That Fanny Ann Vines one of the Children of the Said Charles VINES 
is dead intestate and that administration of her estate has been duly granted to Richd JONES 
Your Petitioners being desirous that a Division Should be made & the Shares of each of them allotted 
to them in Severalty and if not being pr actibl e to make a division on account of the number of 
distributees & the small number of die slaves, pray your Worships that you would order a sale of the 
said negro slaves & that the proceeds thereof may be divided among those entitled in the following 
manner viz— to James JOHNSTON & Artisia his wife one fourth — to Robert BELL one fourth — to 
Highland BLAND & Sally his wife one fourth & to your other petitioners as representatives of Chas. 
VINES deed, one fourth- 

& Your Petr's will ever pray &c Geo. W. MORDECAI 



Richard JOHNSTON & Sophia his wife 
VS. 

Exectr & Heirs at Law of Charles VINES deed. 
Petn. for distriubution 

Samuel RUFFIN Esq, Peter HTNES, Peter EVANS, John SCARBOROUGH, Willis WILKIN S or any 

three of them} Comsrs. 

Josiah WOOTEN Extr and Specal Gardan 

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Edgecomb- 
The Petition of Richard JOHNSON & wife Sophia of Said County— 

Humbly Sheweth unto your Worships that Charles VINES late of Said County departed this life some 
time in the year 1823, leaving a last will & testament whereof he appointed Josiah WOOTEN 
Executor who has taken upon himself the burden of the Execution thereof— That the Said Charles 
VINES at the time of his death left your Petitioner Sophia VINES now Sophia JOHNSTON his 
widow & the following persons his distributees viz John Allen VINES, Anna Letitia VINES, Fanny 
VINES & Charles VINES who are infants of tender years & to whom Josiah WOOTEN has been 



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appointed Special Guardian. That the said Charles VINES died possesed of the following negroes to 
wit- Leroy, Miles, Hance, Wilson, Cato, Jethro, Joe, Delia & Amy & a considerable personal estate 
now in the hands of the Executor. That the Said Charles VINES by his last will & testament 
bequeathed an equal Share of his personal property to your Petitioner Sophia & his said Children, 
whereby She is entitled to one fifth part of the said negroes and personal estate. She therefore prays 
your worships to lay off and allot her distributive Share of the said negroes & property and report to 
next Court— Geo. W. MORDECAI propeth 



John NEWTON Jr. & wife 
VS. 

Richd. JOHNSON Gdn &c 
Petition for Partition of Lands. 

State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 
November Term 1834 

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court aforesaid, the petition of John WOOTEN Jr. and his wife 
Letitia, respectfully sheweth: 

That by virtue of the last Will and Testament of Charles VINES deed late of the county aforesaid, a 
certain tract or parcel of Land lying and situate in the County aforesaid on the South side of Stirup 
Iron branch containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more of less, and adjoining the 
Lands of Enos NORVILLE, Jonas COBB & others, was devised to his children John A. VINES, 
Letitia VINES and Charles VINES as tenants in common. Your Petitioners further represent that your 
petitioner John NEWTON Jr. hath intermarried with the said Letitia and that he is of full age, but that 
the said John and Charles VINES are minors, for whom Richard JOHNSON is guardian; and that 
your petitioners are desirous of having partition made of the said Lands, according to the Will of said 
devisor, but that they are re midiles s in this behalf without the interposition of your worshipful Court. 
They therefore pray that an order issue appointing Peter HINES, Joab P. PITT, Samuel VINES, Josiah 
WOOTEN and Benjamin TYSON or a majority of them commissioners, empowering them to go 
upon the premises to allot and set apart to your petitioners such portion of said lands as to them they 
may appear entitled by virtue of said Devise, and make return of their proceedings as is by law 
prescribed. And further, that the said Richd. JOHNSON be notified of this petition in order that he 
may shew cause if any he hath why your petitioners' prayer may not be granted and your petitioners 
will ever pray &c B. R. HINES atto. for Petr. 



Arch W. Speight, Killed at Antietam 

Daily Reflector, June 14, 1907 

Last week a farmer near Sharpsburg, on Antietam creek in Maryland, while plowing in his field 
plowed up human bones, upon further investigation the entire skeleton of a man was unearthed and 
with it a sword bearing the inscription "Arch W. SPEIGHT, Co. A 3rd N.C. Reg. C.S.A." This find 
was on the battle field known as Sharpsburg, or Antietam, where Lee and McClellan fought one of the 
greatest battles of the Civil war, Sept. 17th, 1862. Lieutenant Arch W. SPEIGHT, a son of Abner 
SPEIGHT, of Speights Bridge township, this county, was killed in this battle and buried upon the 
battle field, receiving a soldier's burial, being rolled in a blanket with his sword and thrown in a hole. 
He was a member of Co. A, 3rd N. C. Regiment which holds its reunion here every 10th of April. We 
understand that some of his relatives are talking of having his remains removed to some cemetery. His 
request when he left for the war, if slain on the battle field, was that his remains be allowed to remain 
where first interred. — Snow Hill Standard Laconic. 



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Capt. bucks District Tax List, 1848 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original Tax List found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, 
#145, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



List of Taxables in Capt Bucks District for 1848 

Persons names White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



Adams James Senr 






322 


600 


Adams Thomas 










Adams Anna 




1 


260 


260 


Adams James Jur 


1 








Adams Jesse 


1 








Adams David Snr 




6 


630 


1060 


Adams John 










Adams David Jur 


1 








Adams Lewis 


1 




100 


100 


A J TT— J 

Adams, Hardy 


1 




200 


200 


Adams, Abner 


1 








Adams Thomas B 


4 








Buck Edward 


1 


2 


900 


1800 


Chapman David 




8 


304 


1000 


Clark James 




1 


158 


316 


Chapman Furnford 






398 


400 


Chapman, Afford 






230 


460 


Clark David 


1 


13 


314 


392 


Clark William H 


1 




289 


600 


Chapman Edward 


1 


8 


555 


1600 


Campbell Sally 




8 


300 


600 


Clark Wyatt 


1 




389 


400 


Clark, Sally 






249 


622 


Clark Lydia 






289 


533 


Clark, Saliney 






289 


533 


Clark Levey 






289 


600 


Edwards Thomas 






571 


500 


Edwards William H 






330 


200 


Edwards William 


1 


4 


251 


1000 


Fornes Thomas 


1 


1 


339 


400 


Gardner Asa 




6 


1883 


2500 


Gardner William 




10 


614 


2000 


Gardner Isaac 


1 


2 


212 


1000 


Gardner Wyatt 


1 




295 


1100 


Guartny Lewis 






184 


700 


Gardner, Sylvester 


1 









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Persons names 



White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



Haddock, Spencer 


1 








Haddock, Sally 






100 


50 


Haddock, Burten 


1 








Lewis David 


1 




188 


275 


McKinnev David 






100 


200 


Moore Churchill 


1 




341 


700 


Pate William 










Smith Abner 


1 








Smith Lewis H 


1 


2 


252 


1000 


Smith Joshua 




1 


775 


775 


Smith Cullen 


1 




306 


306 


Smith Hardy J 






50 


100 


Smith Hannah 






100 


200 


Stokes Thomas 


1 


3 


850 


850 


Stokes Hardy 


1 


1 


265 


350 


Smith Dennis 


1 


4 


400 


1400 


Smith John A 


1 








Smith, Cornelius 


1 








Ventiress Washington 


1 


2 


800 


1350 


Witherington John 


1 


2 


830 


1500 



Columbus S. Harrell, 91, Ready to Go to War, 1942 

Daily Reflector, July 22, 1942 

Columbus S. HARRELL, 91 -year-old retired farmer of the Pactolus section, came down to the 
city hall today to bid his son, Columbus S. HARRELL, Jr., farewell when he left with more than 100 
Pitt Countians for Fort Bragg to be inducted into the army. The patriarchal nonagenarian, with 
flowing white beard and staff, sounded a patriotic note when he said he would gladly go if he were 
young enough, but was happy to send his son, had two more at home, and could not suppress his grief 
at the parting. "The going to war of Pitt county and other boys is a solemn thing, " Mr. HARRELL 
said, "but if we dont send our boys out there to fight the Germans and Japs will take our country 
away from us." It was a solemn occasion, this going of the boys to war. There was something deeply 
spiritual in the atmosphere of the throng of more than 500 persons murmuring farewells and 
extending good wishes. The patriarch of 91 summers was the center of interest. 

Columbus S. HARRELL was born in 1850, several years after the meteoric showers in the 
heavens that, according to some, foretold the tragedy of the approaching War Between the States. As 
a boy he took charge of the plantation when his father and older brothers left to join General Robert 
E. LEE'S army. They did not come back. Mr. HARRELL married late in life, at the age of 62. His 
wife was with him today. They had six children, three boys and three girls. One of the boys and an 
1 1-year -old daughter were here today. "I'm glad to give the army my boy and I'd like to go myself," 
the elderly man said as the buses pulled out with new soldiers for Uncle Sam's army. 



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Will of James Adams, 1856 

Found in Pitt County Will Book 1, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. See also the Jesse John 
Oakley Bible in this issue. Contributed by Mrs. Arleta Cox Wood. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

In the name of God Amen I James ADAMS of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina being of 
Sound and perfect mind and memory do this 14th of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight 
hundred and fifty Six make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is first of all I 
recommend my Soul to God hew gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a desent manner at 
the directions of my Exits. 

Item I give to my Son John ADAMS a Tract of Land that Cannion SMITH deeded and Sold to me. 
Item I give to my Grand Son Jesse CHAPMAN a piece of Land I now live on begMng at a Stake in 
Thomas ADAMS line, Runing near North Course to a Stake I made for a Corner in Nathaniel 
PETTET line, thence with the greed line made between Nathaniel PETTET and Abraham ADAMS to 
a Corner I deeded and Sold to my Grand Son Jesse CHAPMAN. 
Item I give to my Son James ADAMS One Dollar- 
Item I lend a certain piece of Land to Eliza ADAMS my Son James ADAMS Wife during her 
natural life then to her lawful heirs. 

Item I give to my Daughter Jane ADKTNSON one bed and bed Sted & furniture 
Item I give to my Son inlaw Hardee STOKES One Dollar 

Item I give to my Son inlaw Thomas M ARRIS [MANIS7/MORRIS?] One Dollar and all the rest of 
my property that is not Willed away to be Sold and equally divided between my Daughters by my 
Executors 

Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint my beloved Son John ADAMS and Grand Son Jesse 
CHAPMAN my Executor to this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand and Seal the day and year above written 

Signed Sealed and delivered in James (his mark) ADAMS 

presence of us 
Thomas ADAMS 
Hardee J SMITH 

North Carolina Pitt County} Court of P & Quarter Sessions November Term 1858 
Then was the foregoing paper writing produced in open Court and proved in due form of law by 
Thomas ADAMS and Hardy J SMITH the two Subscribing witnesses to be the last will and testament 
of James ADAMS Sen deced, So executed as to pass both real and personal estate. It was thereupon 
Ordered to be recorded and filed. At the Same time John ADAMS and Jesse CHAPMAN the two 
Executors named in Said will came into open Court and duly qualified as Such according to law. 

Attest H SHEPPARD Clerk 



McGowan/Whichard Slave Marriage, 1864 

Found in Criminal Actions Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color; CR 079.928.15; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

May Term 1864, Pitt County Co. 
The Grand Jury on Oath 

[Opposite Side] 

May Term 1 864 Pitt County Court 

The Grand Jury on their Oath present Louisa WHICHARD a free girl for intermarriage with Peter a 
Slave of Archd MCGOWANS 

Witness Leml MCGOWANS W.J. MO YE Foreman 



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Will of Susan Stocks, 1859 

Found in Pitt County Will Book 1, p. 65; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

I Susan STOCKS of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina Being of Sound mind and 
memory but considering uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will 
and testament in manner and form following that is to Say first that my executor herein after named 
Shall provide for my body a decent buriel suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and pay 
all expences to gather with my Just debts howsoever and to whomsoever o weing out of the money 
that my come into his hands as a part of my estate 

Item I wish and devis that Negro Slave Blount Shall be Sold at publick Sale and I give and bequeath 
unto the heirs of Joseph RINGGOLD Two Hundred Dollars to be divided to them Equally out of the 
proceeds of of the Sale of the above named Slave. The heirs that I allude to is Leueaser HARDY 
SusanJJONSON Sara J RINGGOLD Elisebeth RINGGOLD 

Item 2 I give and bequeth unto the heirs of Jon RASBERRY one Hundred and fifteen dollars to be 

divided my grand Childring the Chidring that I allude to is Mary Ann RASBERRY & Jesse 

RASBERRY and Susan RASBERRY 
Item 3 I give and bequeth unto the heirs of of Allen STOCKS fifty Dollars to be equally divided 

between them the heirs that I allude to is Jon R STOCKS William STOCKS Sara and 

Elbert and Grasay & Mary Ann & Nicey STOX 
Item 4 I give unto Sara STOCKS the sum of Ten Dollars 

Item 5 I give alls unto Temne STOX Ten dollars and one B ugv and nam? [horse?] 
Item 6 I give and bequeth unto Larance STOCKS ten dollars 
Item 7 I give and bequeth unto Martha J. KITTRELL one Bed and Sted and furniture 
Item 8 I give and bequeth unto Sara TRIPP one Chest 

Item 9 and if thare S hal be enny over plush or property not disposed of in money or notes or in e nnv 
other way in the above Items of this Will after my deceas then I give and bequeth the hole 
amount of the Same to Jon STOCKS my son and the heirs of Alfred STOX to be So divided 

that Jon STOCKS Shal receive one half and Said heirs the ballance hereunto I fix my hand and S ele 

August 28th 1859 

I l eve my friend Allen KITTRELL excutor to this my will hopeing he will carry it out in its mening 
In presence of us Susan (her mark) STOCKS 

S A KITTRELL 
Locker RINGGOLD 

North Carolina Pitt County} May Term 1861 

Then this paper writing dated August 28th 1859 was presented in open Court by Allen KITTRELL 
the executor therein named when the same was duly admitted to probate upon the testemony of S A 
KITTRELL and Locker RINGGOLD the Subscribing witnesses thereto who testified that the 
executrix Susan STOCKS published and declared the Said paper writing to be her last Will and 
testament and that they Subscribed the Same in her presence and at her request and that She was of 
Sound and disposing mind & memory Let it be recorded as the last will of the said Susan STOCKS 
and filed among the records of this Court and this Certificate entered of record And the Said Allen 
KITTRELL came into open Court and qualified according to Law as Executor 

HSHEPPARD Clerk 



W. A. James Left Pitt County, 1890 

Eastern Reflector, Jan. 8, 1890 

W. A. JAMES, of Bethel, a member of the Board of County Commissioners, has moved with his 
family to Asheville, and will conduct a hotel there. 



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Will of Louisa Oakley, 1884 

Found in Pitt County Will Book 2, page 53 1 ; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. This Louisa 
Oakley was the wife of Hilman Oakley. See also the Jesse John Oakley Bible in this issue. 
Contributed by Mrs. Arleta Cox Wood. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

In the name of God Amen: I Louisa OAKLEY of the County of Pitt, and State of North Carolina 

being in health and body and of sound mind and memory and understanding p raize be God for the 

same do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following 

First I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Jane STANLEY $ 1 .00 one dollar to her and her 

heirs. 

Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Lovey HADDOCK one Flowered Sheet to her and her 
heirs. 

Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Esther KITE one Flowered Sheet to her and her heirs 

Fourth I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Lou SUTTON one dollar in money 

Fifth I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Polly CHAPMAN one dollar 

Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Laney Louisa OAKLEY one bed bed Stead and 

furniture 

Seventh I give and bequeath to my grandson Jesse J OAKLEY two beds bed Steads and furniture for 
the same 

I give and bequeath to my grandson Jesse J OAKLEY one piece of land situated in Craven County on 
Palmetto Swamp containing fifty acres more or less known as the place where Samuel KITE once 
lived The balance of my property I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Laney Louisa 
OAKLEY & to Jesse J. OAKLEY consisting of all my personal property household & Kitchen 
furniture &c. And I do nominate, constitute and appoint my grandson Jesse J OAKLEY sole executor 
of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every other will or wills 
at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament. 
In Witness whereof I the said Louiza OAKLEY have hereunto set my hand this Nov 6th 1 844. 
Signed declared and published by 
the above named Louiza OAKLEY 

as and for her last will and testament Louisa (her mark) OAKLEY 

in the presence of us who at her request 
and in her presence have subscribed our 
names as witnesses thereto. 
Osborn C. NOBLES 

James F. ADAMS [Probated Feb. 2, 1 89 1 ] 



Biggs Cox and "Z" Named Children 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 14, 1911 

Contentnea township, or we should as well say Ayden, has a remarkable family for names. It is the 
family of Mr. Biggs COX, Jr., down in Fork Swamp. Mr. COX is the son of Biggs COX, Sr., who 
married Miss Jennie HARRINGTON, daughter of Mr. Joel HARRINGTON, who fought like a trojan 
in the Revolutionary war and raised a large family to enjoy the spoils of his victory. Biggs COX, Jr., 
is his great-grandson and he married Miss Jutry Jennie HART, daughter of Mr. Barrom and Jennie 
HART, and to this union has been born the following children, to wit: Zylphia Farena COX, Zula 
Jemima COX, Zadye COX, Zadock COX, Zeber Titus COX, Zenoby COX, Zerony Geo. Duly COX, 
Zesley Beriah Thadius COX, Zeola Leander COX, Zara Deserman COX, Zelbert Gaston COX. This 
wonderful family are the descendants of the old Plymouth Rock stock that are noted for their 
inflexible fidelity and the community in which they live is fertile, in fact, it is one of the most 
independent localities in Pitt county. 



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Caleb Smith Family Papers 

The following selected documents are from the Caleb Smith family papers owned and graciously 
shared to the Quarterly by Ephraigm Smith, a Pitt County Commissioner from Chicod, Pitt County. 
Mr. Smith had given photocopies of a large portion of these valuable documents to the Manuscript 
Collection at East Carolina University some years ago and they have appeared sporadically in the 
Quarterly. The following papers have never been photocopied. Many papers are only undated scraps 
and receipts, but from the names involved an estimated date can be made. 



[Upper part of page missing] UNDATED 

to the red bank ferry, thence with the road that leads by David SMITH senr. to Shadk ALLEN to sd. 

ALLENS and from thence a direct Course to the piney Islands in Clayroot and from thence a direct 

Course to the Begining — And when any Bear or Wolf shall be killed Within the lines and bounds 

herein linetted and described the person Killing the same and Intending to Collect the several! sums 

hereunto Subscribed Shall produce the sculp- or sculps of sd. vermin before some Justice of the 

peace for the County afsd. and prove to the Satisfaction of sd. Justice that the sd. vermin was act 

[Lower part of page missing] 

[On back of the document] 

Abraham COX two and Six Pence 

William SMITH five Shillings 

Jeams SMITH two Shillings and six pence 

John HAD DUCK two Shillings and six pence 

Gedden PETET two Shillings and six pence 

Curtes S HARDEE two Shillings and six pence 

William MELLS two Shillings and six pence 

Furna CANNON five Shillings 

Samuel MELLS two Shillings and six pence 

Isaac BUCK two Shillings and six pence 

James STOCKS two Shillins 

Joshua CARREL four Shillings 

William HADDOCK two Shillings and six pence 

Charles SMITH two Shillings and six pence 

Ben Jamin COX two Shillings and six pence 



[UNDATED scrap] 

North Carolina Pitt County} 

James SMITH Enters & Game s one hundred and forty acres of Land on the Indian Well Swamp 
Adjoining the lines of my own Lands & the Second Branch and the Indian Well Swamp and James 
STOCKS line and Henry SMITH line and Stephen BROOKS line for Complement to Enclude all the 
land with in Said lines it being within the Bounds of my old Survey 



Sept 13, 1794 —Agreement Henry SMITH & Frances SMITH 

he to find good support in meat bread to her as long as she keeps house at the old Plantation th 
wit: Mikel (his mark) MORS 
Wm MILLS 



[Receipt] 

July the 25 1795 Reced of James SMITH 5/ his Tax for the year 1794 Wm: EASTWOOD 



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[Receipt-right side torn off] [from other documents the name should be Michael Morse] 
Aprilthel9tl796 

This may Certify that Michael MOSS hair p [TORN] 

James SMITH the sum of 8/ shillings 

my hand Char 



[Receipt] 

Received of James SMITH five Shillings and Six pence for his taxes for the year 1795 
July 26th 1796 Stephen BROOKS DS 



Craven County Marriage Bond Jan. 6, 1797 
John SMITH to Jemimee AVERY 



Jas GORHAM & Son store account Feb. 19, 1801 
James GORHAM store account 1803 

James SMITH bought rum; 1 set of knives and forks; curry comb; salt; nails; bridle 



[Receipt] 

June 14, 181 1 James SMITH bought a 5 year old bay mare from Samuel SIMPSON of Fort Barnwell 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} This day we Henry SMITH In Company with John EDWARD 
James SMITH & Hardee SMITH went to a white oak and Henry SMITH made oath to a white oake 
that Samuel KIGHT made oath that John MILLS tould him was begining of his Cornor of his Land 
and the Said KIGHT made an Entry and made the Said white oak the be gining of his Entry the said 
SMITH Swear that KIGHT Swore to the Said white oake fifteen or twenty years ago 
Given under my hand and Seal this 4 march 1 825 
witness Henry SMITH {Seal} 

Hardee SMITH JP 



[Receipt] 

John SMITH to James SMITH son of Henry Feb. 14, 1823 



[Slave sale] 

Feb. 2 1 , 1 825 William ALLEN of Greene County sold to Caleb SMITH of Pitt County slave Rhody 
aged about 23 
Test: Macon MO YE 



[Receipt] 

Received of Mr. James SMITH Nine Dollars in full for the tuition of his son John and his two 
daughters, Sally and Betsy Ann 30th November 1838 

John R. GOOD 



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[Receipt] 

Reed of Caleb SMITH guardian to Eleanor BUCK three dollars it for one quarter tuition of said 
Eleanor in Harding S imna ry up to this date June 20th 1 839 

Nathl HARDING by John MCAILEE 



[Receipt] 

Received of Caleb SMITH guardian of my Wife Eleanor BUCK that was all her property out of his 
hands say 1 839 up to this date October 7, 1 84 1 Thomas HARDING 



John S. BROWN & Co. store account June 1842 (later BROWN & ROELEG) 



William BERNARD store account Jan. 2, 1843 



[Doctors bill] 

Bill to Mr. James SMITH Jan 9 1845 from Edward N. GOELET 

To Visit & returning at night $ 1 0.75 

Bleeding 2 negroes, blister, alt. Powders & Purges 2.75 

$13.50 

Greenville 6th may 1845 Reed payment E. H. GOELET 



[Receipt] 

Received of Caleb SMITH thirty one 75/100 Dollars 

for Bill of Cost in Bastardy of Sarah A STOCKS May 7, 1 846 G. A. DANCY Clk 



Bill 1849 James GALLOWAY repaired cart wheels and plows 



May Term 1852 

Ordered by the Court that Thomas STOKES be appointed overseer of the new road leading from 
HARDYS quarter to the main road near WILLINS Bridge and the foregoing hands are allotted and set 
apart to work on said road to wit. All the hands liable to work on public road living at the following 
places, James SMITHS, Caleb SMITHS, Dennis SMITHS, James HARDY, Hardy STOKES, Thomas 
STOKES, Hardy ADAMS, William SMITH, Willie SMITHS, James STOCKS, and John B. HARDY 

Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk 



[Receipt] 

BELL & CHERRY account June 1854 Franklin BELL repaired plows 



[Receipt] 

Received of Caleb SMITH for Cherry SMITH five dollars in full for her Taxes due for the year 1 855 
Sept 2nd 1856 A COX Shff for M MOORE 



William BERNARD Upper Store account Jan. 1857 



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John L. MOORING & Brother store account May 1855/ Aug. 1857 



James H. Taft account 1858/1866 

bought 8 barrels of dip turpentine from Joel WILLIAMS for $26 July 2, 1866 



E. MARTIN & Co. store account June 1, 1859/ Dec. 10, 1859 



A. H. TAFT store account March-October 1859 



T. E. NELSON store account 1860-61 



[Receipt] 

Bill Mr. Caleb SMITH six days work in Shop at a Dollar & a quarter a day 
February the 8th 1860 $7.50 Elizabeth SMITH 



[Receipt] 

Bought of Caleb SMITH 29th August 1860 
66 Barells Turpentine 21/6 @ $141.20 
Received payment A H TAFT by J H TAFT 



Caleb SMITH took Oath and Parole at Kinston June 1 , 1 865 



Bill Nov. 8, 1872 Martha A. WHITE taught school for $1.80 tuition 
for Caleb SMITHS daughter Parmelia A. SMITH 



R. WILLIAMS general merchandise store account Greenville 1885 



J. E. TYER taught school in 1885 in the J. W. SMITH neighborhood 

he received $51 by Feb. 14, 1885 but was owed $14.88 from the public fund 



Marshall Manning Hurt, 1900 

v King's Weekly, Greenville, NC, July 10, 1900 

Standard Items...Marshal MANNING who was sick was out where J. H. COBB was felling timber. In 
falling, a large limb was caught in another tree and left hanging. Mr. MANNING was resting 
comfortably under its shade an hour afterward when the limb fell to the ground, and on him. He was 
unable to escape, but by dodging saved his head. One thigh was broken in two places and he received 
other injuries. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1862 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for February- May 1862, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, 
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Friday Feby 7th 1862 

Present} Henry S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. PERKINS 

Ordered by the Court that James A. TYSON be allowed to administer upon the Estate of Noah 
TYSON dec'd. by entering into bond of one hundred dollars with Josiah WOSLEY [WORSLEY?] & 
J. J. DANCY as sureties. He qualified as Administrator according to law. 

Petition...B. G. ALBRITTON vs. Joseph BELL & others.... 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Joseph BELL, and also the heirs of James BELL 
deed, are non-residents of this State. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Raleigh 
Register for the space of six months for the said defendants to appear and answer or judgment pro 
confesso will be granted against them. It is further ordered that G. W. PEAY be appointed guardian 
ad litim to represent the interest of the Infant defendant & that copies of Petition & Subpoenas be 
caused by the Clerk to Rockingham County for other defendants, [p. 28] 

Ordered by the Court a majority of the Justices being present that the Same amount of Taxes Shall be 
raised on the Same Subjects as are provided in the last acts of the current Legislature for State 
purposes and ordered further so soon as the Tax list Shall be returned to the Clark of the County Court 
the Committee of Finance be directed to meet at the Clerks office and determine by calculation what 
amount Shall be paid by the Tax to the Wardens of the Poor, to the Treasurer of the Military fund, and 
to the County Trustee respectively; taking Special care to direct to be paid to the Military fund and to 
the Wardens of the Poor and amount fully Sufficient for the Support of the Poor of the County and the 
ballance to the County trustee order further the Said estimate of the Finance Committee be reduced 
to writing and recorded in the County Court Clerk office and that the tax collector be required to settle 
with the Several officers as the said committee of Finance may direct in their recorded report 

W. A. PERKINS elected by ballot as Tax Collector for a year and the amount of his bonds for the 
Collectors and Settlement of State Taxes was fixed by the Court at $15,000 and the amount of his 
bonds for the Collectors and Settlement of County Taxes was fixed by the Court at $20,000. He gave 
bonds with C. PERKINS, David LANGLEY, Enoch MOORE & Jonathan C. KEEL as sureties. 
Perkins was qualified and took oaths of office. 

Ordered by the Court that James L. Paul be appointed Special Magistrate for the Greenville District 
and for his services he take such fees as are prescribed by law. 

M. G. JAMES coroner offered to renew his official bond with H. B. JONES and James S. CLARK as 
sureties. Bond given and ordered to be registered. 

Saturday 8th Feby 1862 

Present} Henry S. CLARK, Richard WILLIAMS, B. G. ALBRITTON 

The last Will and Testament of Goold HOYT dec'd. was offered for probate by J. J. DANCY, and the 
two subscribing witnesses being dead, testimony was reduced to satisfy the Court, that the signatures 
of the testator and the two witnesses were in their own proper handwriting, and it being further proved 
to the Court by three creditable witnesses that the codicil of the Will is all in the handwriting of the 
testator and it being further proved by all witnesses that said codicil was found amongst the valuable 



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papers and effects of the deceased. Ordered the said Will & Codicil together with this probate be 
recorded. 

James E. HOYT and E. C. Yellowley who were named executors of the last Will & Testament of 
Goold HOYT renounced their right to qualify and Mrs. HOYT widow f said testator having assigned 
to J. J. DANCY her right to administer, it is ordered that letters of administration with the Will 
annexed issue to J. J. DANCY upon his giving bond in the sum of $12,000 with James S. CLARK 
and W. A. CHERRY as sureties. J. J. DANCY qualified as admin, according to law. 

Caleb CANNON Admin, debonis non on the estate of Jethro KITTRELL deed, returns his inventory 
of account of sales and hiring, [p. 32] 

W. M. B. BROWN & Richard WILLIAMS admintrs. of C. GREENE dee'd. returns inventory of said 
estate. 

W. M. B. BROWN Admin, of A. POLLARD dee'd. returns inventory of said estate. 

Ordered by the Court that W. J. MOY is agent for William A. DARDEN Jr. shall he attain to list his 
taxable property to the Clerk. 

Ordered by the Court that W M COX be allowed to renew his bond as guardian to the minor heirs of 
Washington KTNSAUL in the sum of $3,000 with Abram COX and Benj. TRIPP as sureties. Bond 
given and accepted by the Court. 

Ordered by the Court that E. A. DANCY be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the minor heirs of 
Allen STOCKS deed, by entering into bond of $2,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON and J. S. CLARK as 
sureties. At the same time he renews his guardian bond to Gustavus EVANS by entering into bond of 
$15,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON and J. S. CLARK as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that J. J. DANCY Admin, with the Will annexed of Goold HOYT deed, be 
allowed $180 for rent of Court Rooms & Alley Rooms for the year 1862 to be paid on the 1st January 
1863. [p. 33] 

Hennrietta FLEMING, widow of Luke FLEMING deed, petition for years provisions. David S. 
FLEMING administrator of Luke FLEMING deed, pay the costs of the petition out of the assets of 
the said intestate. 

Elizabeth HERRINGTON vs. Josiah ALBRITTON —Petition for Division of Slaves 

Hennrietta FLEMING, widow of Luke FLEMING deed, petition for dower. 

Burton G. ALBRITTON trustee of Richard C. PARKER vs. Jas. C. ALBRITTON guardian 

Martha A. KITTRELL (widow), Grizzy Ann KITTRELL, John H. KITTRELL, Matthew J. 
KITTRELL, Wineford KITTRELL by their guardian Edward PATRICK 
VS. 

E. J. BLOUNT admin, of Stanley KITTRELL deed. 

BLOUNT to pay the petitioners $3,050 and 40 cents with interest on said amount from Feb. 1st 1862 
that is to say 1/5 of said amount to each petitioner [p. 36] 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it remembered at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Pitt 
at the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in May 1862 
Present} L P BEARDSLEY, Henry S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 



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Upon motion seven magistrates on the bench (to wit) L P BEARDSLEY, Henry S. CLARK, Caleb 
CANNON, Church C. PERKINS, B. G. ALBRITTON, Thomas CANNON, Moses JOYNER, Esqrs. 
It is ordered that license be granted to Wm. STOCKS, Edward HOELL, and J. A. TYSON (after their 
paying the tax in such cases made provided) that they are permitted to retail spirituous liquors in the 
town of Greenville & county of Pitt for twelve months from the date hereof. 

State vs. Noah SMITH, Lemuel SUMERELL found guilty 

State vs. John MEEKS found not guilty 

State vs. T. R CHERRY, Thomas WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, Joel WILLIAMS, W. N. LEE 

In motion to Court it was ordered that Benj. TRIPP be appointed Admins, in the Estate of John TRIPP 
deceased on his entering bonds of $2,000 with Louis MCGLAWHORN and Bryant TRIPP as 
sureties; bonds given and admin, qualified according to law. He also returns account of sale as Special 
Admin, of the said John TRIPP. 

On motion to Court it was ordered thatCharles HARRIS be appointed Admins, on the Estate of David 
B. HARRIS deed, on his entering bonds of $200 with William BURNETT and Isaih HODGES as his 
sureties; bonds given and admin, qualified according to law [p. 41] 

T. R. CHERRY as agent for W. L. CHERRY Exctr. of Elizabeth CHERRY deed, returns his 
inventory of the personal property. 

Ordered by the Court that W. L. TYRE guardian to the heirs of Abram JOYNER deed, and to N. E. 
PRICE be allowed to list his taxables to the clerk and also the estate of Redding GAY deed, which is 
executor, [p. 41] 

Wednesday May 6th 1862 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, H. S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 

Ordered by the Court that W. J. NORVEL be exempt from the tax on one thousand dollars valuation 
as far as the County Tax is concerned for the year 1 86 1 . 

Calvin EVANS one of the executors of Willie NOBLES deed, returns his account of Wring of said 
estate. 

J. R STANCEL admin, of R H. STANCEL deed, returns his Inventory of account of sales of said 
estate. 

John L. DANIEL admin, of Edmund EVANS deed, his account of hiring and rent of land of said 
estate. 

It appearing to the Court that the widow of Edmund EDWARDS dee'd. has relinquished the 
administration on his estate in favour of Adams CORBETT it is ordered that the said Adams 
CORBETT be appointed Admin, to the estate of Edmund EDWARDS on his entering into bond in the 
sum of $6,000 with Willis R. WILLIAMS and Jackson CORBETT as sureties; bond given and admin, 
qualified according to law. 

Ordered by the Court a majority of the Justices being present that for county purposes a tax shall be 
paid on each and every subject of taxation that is enumerated & taxed for the purpose under the 
existing revenue law, and that said County tax thus imposed shall be one half of the amount imposed 
by the State, and in the same relative proportion as the tax on same articles for State purposes and 
ordered further that so soon as the Clerk of County Court shall compile the tax lists ready for delivery 
to the tax collector he shall give notice to the members of the Committee of Finance whose duty it 



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shall be to meet at the office of the County Court Clerk and determine what portion of said taxes 
when collected shall be paid by the Tax collector to the Warden of the poor, and to the Treasurer of 
the Military Fund and to the County Trustee, respectfully, taking care to direct to be paid to the 
Wardens of the Poor & to the treasurer of the military fund, an amount fully sufficient, for the support 
of the poor of the County and the balance to the County Trustee, ordered further, that the said 
determination of the Finance Committee be put in writing and filed in the Clerks office and that the 
tax collector be required to settle with the several officers above named as the said committee of 
finance may direct on their report. 

Ordered by the Court that Henry S. CLARK, Allen BYNUM, B. G. ALBRITTON ber appointed a 
committee to examine and report what are the several sums that the Sheriff of the county should have 
paid to each of the following officers in the 1st day of Oct 1861 to wit the County Trustee, the 
wardens of the Poor, the Superintendent of common schools and the treasurer of the military fund and 
the commissioners for Building the Court House, [p. 43] 

Committees to appoint patrollers in each district: 



Pactolus District 


Perkins District 


Andrews District 


Churchill PERKINS 


J. C. KEEL 


Eason JAMES 


L. G. LITTLE 


W. L. MOORING 


Samuel BROWN 


David LANGLEY 


Henry GURGANUS 


C. C. STATON 


Stancill District 


Browns District 


Parkers 


L. C. STANCIL 


Peter RIVES 


Enoch MOORE 


Willie STANCIL 


D. S. FLEMING 


W. SHIVERS 


W. COBB 


Fred SPAIN 


Rippon WARD 


Falkland 


X Roads 


Griffins 


Dr. Richard WILLIAMS 


Allen BYNUM 


C. CANNON 


Thomas DUPREE 


M. L. CARR 


E. J. BLOUNT 


L. DEBERRY 


J. W. MAY 


J. W. DAWSON 


Andersons 


Haddock 


Burneys 


Sherrod TYSON 


Thos. CANNON 


B. F. Hazzleton 


L. P. BEARDSLEY 


W. H. SMITH 


Shade WOOTEN 


Henry SHEPPARD 


Wm. M. COX 


Stanly Dudlv 


Clay Root 


Tafts 


Greenville 


H. J. SMITH 


Bryant SMITH 


H. S. CLARK 


Dennis SMITH 


John GALLOWAY 


J. S. SMITH 


John A. SMITH 


W. J. LAUGHTNGHOUSE 


B. G. ALBRITTON 



J. H. LANGLEY admin, of Elijah LANGLEY deed, returns his inventory of account of sales of the 
said estate. 

Orlando HEARN exctr. of John HEARN deed, returns his inventory of the property and account of 
sales. 

W. L. TYRE guardian to N. E. PRICE, J. P. JOYNER and Abram JOYNER returns his account 
current with said wards upon oath. 

On motion to Court it is ordered that Hardy ORMOND be allowed to renew his guardian bond to the 
heirs of Cornelius PATRICK deed, by entering into bond of $25,000 with Edward CARMAN and 
Benj. S. HARDY as sureties; bonds accepted. 

The Will of Caleb NELSON deed, offered to probate by James G. NELSON exectr, therein named. 
The Will was witnessed by Lewis J. EDWARDS and William W. TUCKER [p. 46] 



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Ordered by the Court that Dr. E. J. BLOUNT, Henry S. CLARK and Henry SHEPPARD be 
appointed a committee whose duty it shall be 

1st to ascertain as far as practical the quantity of salt will be required to meet the needs of the citizens 
of the County of Pitt for one year 

2nd To determine upon the place on the Rail Road at which the salt should be deposited when 
purchased 

3rd To correspond with Mr. J. M. WORTH Salt commissioner of the State and learn from him 
whether or not they can supply our wants in the articles of salt and what price for bushels. 

The following rules are adopted by the Court for the regulation & government of the Patrol 
Committee & the Patrol of the several districts of the County 

1st The Committee for each district shall appoint as Patrol for their district every person between the 
ages of 16 & 50. These Patrols are to be divided into three equal squads, each squad to elect a Captain 
and each squad to patrol & visit every kitchen & suspected place in his district at least once every 
week. 

2nd When punishment for any offense is deemed necessary the Captain of each squad shall 
determine the number of lashes to be inflicted. 

3rd If any person shall be appointed on the Patrol and shall neglect or refuse, after acceptance of the 
said appointment to patrol on any night on which he shall be called out by his Captain shall be subject 
to pay a fine of $ 1 .00 for neglect and it shall be the duty of his Captain to report his name to the next 
ensuing term of the County Court 

4th The Patrol s are required to arrest any person who is unknown to them and is found lurking 
through the neighborhood, under circumstances as to excite suspicion of evil intentions & to delkiver 
them to the nearest military authority 

5th If any person who is appointed on the Patrol shall misbehave as a patrol it shall be the duty of the 
committee to remove him at once & to report his name to the next ensuing term of the County Court 
6th In the appointment of Patrol the town of Greenville shall be regarded as a separate district 

Wednesday May 7th 1862 

The Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, H. S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 

B. G. ALBRITTON vs. Jos. BELL, G. W. PEAY & others 

Ordered by the Court that Arden HATTON, John H. BUCK, Garrett HOUSE, George MCGOWANS 
& Samuel LANGLEY be appointed commissioners to divide the lands described in the petition into 
five equal shares and allot to the petitioner B. G. ALBRITTON two shares and if equitable division 
cannot be otherwise effected then and in that case they are to charge the more valuable dividends with 
each sum or sums as they shall judge necessary, to be paid to the dividends of inferior value in order 
to make the division... [p.48] 

Fedrick DEVENPORT Admr. of Elizabeth DEVENPORT deed, returns his account current with said 
estate. 

The Will of Benjamin BELCHER Senior deed, offered for probate proved by the oaths of G. W. 
PARKER and William MAY the subscribing witnesses; Sherrod BELCHER and George BELCHER 
executors qualified by entering bond of $2,500 with William MAY and Amos EVANS as sureties. 

This is to certify that it is my wish that Mr. Henry S. CLARK should administer in the estate of Mrs. 
Gracy MERRILLS and I hereby assign to said CLARK my right to administer May 6th 1 862 
Witness James L. PAUL Alfred (his mark) MCGLAWHORN 

Henry S. CLARK appointed admin, of estate of of Mrs. Gracy MERRILLS deed, by giving bond of 
$5,000 with Hugh A. SUTTON and James J. PERKINS as securities. 



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Bell Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 



Bell, Augustus (20) Anthony Bell & ng 
Gardner, Hester (2 1 ) Geo. Gardner & ng 

Dec. 18, 1889. Bethel. M. T. Lawrence, Min. 

W. R. Edmonson, C. Williford, W. D. Gardner 

Bell, Benjamin O. John Bell & Agnes 

Warren, Olivia Jerry Warren & Elizabeth 

Oct. 15, 1874. Belvoir. R. K. Hearn, Min. 

Bell, Bennett W. ng 

Harriss, Fannie Thomas Harriss & Elizabeth 

Mar. 16, 1871. Residence of Thomas Harriss in Pitt County. J. W. May, JP 

Bell, F. S. (23) ng 
Davenport, Mary J. (19) ng 

Jan. 19, 1873. Pactolus. B. S. Moore, JP 

C. BarnhiU, H. G. Nobles, B. C. Highsmith 

Bell, Frank (26) Frank Bell & Sarah 

Edwards, Martha (19) Mason Edwards & Susan 

Mar. 19, 1882. Swift Creek. W. B. Moore, Min. 

Adrian Savage, Marita J. Moore, Lydia Jolly 

Bell, James (28) ng 

Porter, Sarah (22) Allen T. Porter & Polly 

Feb. 26, 1885. Chicod. J. A. K. Tucker, JP 

Elias Evans, Calvin Evans, Ben Evans 

Bell, Johnnie (19) Ben Bell & Latha? 

Clark, Georgeanna (16) G. W. Clark & Mary 

Jan. 7, 1897. Belvoir. E. D. Hathaway 

J. S. Spain, W. S. Pollard 

Bell, Joseph (25) Reddin Bell & Mary 

McGowns, Nannie (22) George F. McGowns & Margaret 

Feb. 20, 1 88 1 . Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

B. F. Patrick, Josephus Gaskins, Henry Barber 

Bell, Lawrence (21) ng 
Davenport, Ethelinda (22) ng 

date ng [application dated Juy 15, 1874]. Pitt County. John Harrell, Min. 

J. Harrell, J. J. Winn, J. Manning, C. Wynn 



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Coggins, Bithel 
Corbitt, Sarah 

Jan. 13, 1871. 



J. M. Bell & Mary Coggins 
Stanly Kittrell & Piety Corbitt 
Greenville. W. L. Cherry, JP 



McGowns, Joseph J. Guilford McGowns & Lizina 
Bell, Mary Franklin Bell & Sarah 

Feb. 10, 1870. Greenville twsp. Noah Adams 

Newton, W. B. F. (63) ng 
Bell, Olivia (40) ng 

Apr. 6, 1899. Falkland. H. S. Tyson, JP 

Carrie P. Tyson, Maud E. Tyson, Sue C. Tyson 

Odum, Chas. (24) Benj. Odum & Mary A. 

Bell, Ida (21) ng 

Dec. 15, 1895. Contentnea. S. V. Laughinghouse, JP 

C. A. Bland, Richd. Moore, Mary Moore 

Stocks [Stokes], L. H. (24)R.? B. Stocks [Stokes] & Gelena Laughinghouse 
Bell, Mollie (19) J. O. Bell & Sarah 

Dec. 23, 1892. Chicod. R. G. Chapman, JP 

W. B. Simmons, D. H. Smith, M. E. Chapman 

Warren, Highman (20) Lacy Warren & Sophia J. 
Bell, Ada (16) Lawrence Bell & Eathalinda 

Jan. 18, 1891. Carolina. T. H. Barnhill, Min. 

John H. Whitehurst, John F. Williams, Cornelius Barnhill 

Williams, Sylvester (43) John Williams & Sallie 
Bell, Ethalinda (40) Stanley Davenport & ng 

Apr. 19, 1892. Carolina. T. H. Barnhill, Min. 

W. A. James, Hyman Warren, S. Page 



R. A. Bynum Selling Farm, 1872 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Oct. 24, 1872 

[Advertisement] 

For Sale 

Being Desirous To Quit Farming, I offer for Sale my Plantation containing 1,500 
Acres, lying 14 miles west of Greenville, on the Greenville and Wilson road. There 
is on the premises a 

Fine Dwelling 

with ten Rooms; with fire place in each room; all necessary out buildings. Two fine 
Orchards containing a variety of Apples and Pears, and also fifteen or twenty vines of 
Scuppernong Grapes. 

The above Farm is situated in the Cotton growing section of the country and in a 
good neighborhood. 

R. A. BYNUM 



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Edgecombe County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Edgecombe County Court House, Tarboro, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Mrs. Mag SMITH, b. Jan. 9, 1893 in Edgecombe Co., d. Aug. 3, 1914 in Twsp. 1; buried Pitt Co. 
F: Jack HEARNE, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Maggie POLLARD, b. Pitt Co. 

Seleta EDWARDS FELTON, b. Jan. 19, 1844 Edgecombe Co., d. May 5, 1914 Tarboro; suicide 
F: Gray EDWARDS, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Julia BRIERLY, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Annie FLEMING, age abt. 22, b. Pitt Co., d. June 18, 1914; buried in Pitt Co. 
F: Tom FLEMING, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Emily PROCTOR, b. Pitt Co. 

Mary Jane ANDREWS (widow) b. July 5, 1848 Craven Co., d. Aug. 8, 1914 Tarboro; stomach cancer 
F: John ROUSE 

Lonnie Allen TRIPP, b. April 15, 1911 Tarboro, d. Sept. 13, 1914 Tarboro; buried Farrar Cemetery 
F: J. L. TRIPP, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Hester BRIERLY, b. Pitt Co. 

Robert Mayo DAVIS (md.) teacher; age 45/1 1/20, d. Sept. 23, 1914, suicide; buried Daviston. 
F: J. A. DAVIS, b. Pitt Co. educated at Chapel Hill 

M: Jennie E. WORSLEY, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Sarah L. THIGPEN, b. June 12, 1846 Edgecombe Co., d. Oct. 1, 1914 Twsp. 2; stomach cancer 
F: Jordan THIGPEN, b.NC 
M: Miss ATKINSON, b. NC 
informant: W. J. THIGPEN 

Henry Wise GORHAM, b. Jan. 3, 1831 near Washington, NC, d. Feb. 27, 1914 Battleboro 

F: Edwin GORHAM, b. near Washington, NC 

M: Mebitable A. E. HODGES, b. near Washington, NC 

Susan Adlade MANNING, b. July 1, 1858 Pitt Co., d. May 13, 1914 Twsp. 8 

F: Wiley CORBETT,b. Pitt Co. 

M: Peity HATHAWAY, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Redden B. FULFORD (widower) b. Nov. 24, 1834 Pitt Co., d. Jan. 1914 County Home 
Parents? buried Jan. 30, 1 9 14 

informant: J. J. FULFORD, Tarboro, NC 

Hazel HUDSON (single) prostitute, d. July 29, 1915 of opium poisoning; buried County Home 
Parents? 

Joseph Coffield ALLEN, b. April 23, 1849, d. Sept. 5, 1915; buried Episcopal Cemetery 
F: Elias ALLEN, b. Pitt Co. Tarboro policeman 

M: Arcena DAVIS, b. Pitt Co. 



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Etta GORE (widow), b. Nov. 17, 1872 Pitt Co., d. Nov. 7, 1915 Tarboro 

F: Baker TAYLOR, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Annie DAVENPORT, b. Pitt Co. 

Informant: W. H. TAYLOR, Tarboro, NC 

William Lacy EVERETT, b. May 27, 1854 Edgecombe Co., d. Jan. 16, 1915 Conetoe, NC 
F: Exum EVERETT, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Lydia ,b. Pitt Co. 

George W. STANCILL, b. July 1, 1840 Edgecombe Co., d. June 30, 1915 Twp. 2B 
F: Jessie STANCILL, b. NC 
M: Harriett HOPKINS, b.NC 

Prudence Henrietta ANDREWS (widow), b. Oct 1 1, 1855, d. Oct. 5, 1914 Twsp. 3 
F: Will Ebb JENKINS, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Nancy ,b. Pitt Co. 

William James CORBETT, b. Oct. 12, 1863 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 27, 1915 Whitakers, NC 
F: William CORBETT, b. NC buried Ebenezer Church 

M: Elizabeth CORBETT, b.NC 

E. B. COBB, b. 1875 Wilson, NC, d. June 29, 1915 twsp. 8; buried in Wilson, NC 
F: Ben COBB, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Lydia REESE, b. Virginia 

Miss Lou RANDOLPH, b. Dec. 16, 1869 Pitt Co., d. July 29, 1915 Twsp. 8; buried Pitt Co. 
F: Richard RANDOLPH, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Susan DELOACH, b. Pitt Co. 

Allen FLAKE (divorced) b. Edgecombe Co., d. July 6, 1915 Twsp. 9; buried Mark Crisp Farm 
F: J. R. FLAKE, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Annie HILL, b. NC 

Charles COBB, b. Mar. 27, 1888 Wilson Co., NC, d. Mar. 17, 1915 Twsp. 10; buried in Wilson, NC 
F: James T. COBB, b. NC 
M: Linda VINES, b. NC 

Mrs. Mellie HARDY, age abt 32, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 5, 1915 Pinetops; buried Shelton Farm 
F: Warren JAMES, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Sallie CHERRY, b. PITT Co. 

Mary Ella FULFORD, age abt. 60, b. Pitt Co., d. Nov. 14, 1916 Tarboro; buried Pitt Co. 
F: Redden FULFORD, b. Pitt Co. 

John Henry CLARK, b. Oct. 8, 1892 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 22, 1916 in auto accident 
F: Oliver CLARK, b.NC 
M: Ada TEEL, b.NC 

W. D. HAMMONS, b. Aug. 17, 1885 Bethel, NC, d. Nov. 23, 1916; buried Conetoe 
F: E. D. HAMMONS, b. NC 
M: Ella LAWRENCE, b.NC 

William Fernando KEEL, b. Jan. 12, 1868 Martin Co., d. Nov. 27, 1915 Twsp. 3 
F: Joseph KEEL, b. Martin Co. 
M: Mary WARD, b. Pitt Co. 



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John WHICHARD, b. May 26, 1853 Edgecombe Co., d. Feb. 23, 1916 Twsp. 3 
F: Staton WHICHARD, b. NC 
M: Lizzina MOORE, b. NC 

Thaddeus Alfonsas THIGPEN, b. Mar. 3, 1847 Pitt Co., d. Sept. 27, 1916 Twsp. 3; buried Pitt Co. 
F: Little Berry THIGPEN, b.NC 
M: Ann LITTLE, b.NC 

Jim THIGPEN, b. Dec. 27, 1854 Twsp. 5, d. May 9, 1916 Tarboro, NC 
F: Jordan THIGPEN, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Mary Frances LITTLE, Edgecombe Co. 

Mrs. Sallie GODLEY, b. 1888 Martin Co., d. July 15, 1916 Tarboro; buried Episcopal Church 
F: Dick MANNING 

M: Cinda MANNING, b. Edgecombe Co. 

W. M. GAY, age abt. 69, b. Greene Co., d. Feb. 16, 1916 Twsp. 12 
F: J. Cem. GAY, Edgecombe Co. 
M: Sarah OWENS, b. Edgecombe Co. 

George Warren RANDOLPH, age abt. 46, b. Pitt Co., d. Apr. 16, 1917 Tarboro; hosiery mill operator 
F: Charles RANDOLPH, b. NC 
M: Ruth WARREN, b. NC 

Daisy Anna BURNETT (widow) b. Dec. 25, 1868 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 31, 1917 Tarboro, NC 

F: JohnROBERSON 

M: Lyttia WINDOM b. Pitt Co. 

Hattie S. ANDREWS, age abt. 49, b. Washington, NC, d. Mar. 11,1917 Tarboro; buried Parmele 
F: S. F. WORTHINGTON, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Nancy J. STOKES, b. Pitt Co. 

Joseph C. R DAVENPORT, b. Jan. 3, 1850 Pitt Co., d. Mar. 22, 1917 Twsp. 2 
F: Charles DAVENPORT, b. NC 
M: Cinderella TAYLOR b. NC 

Thomas G. CARSON, b. Jan. 28, 1849 Martin Co., d. Jan. 13, 1917 Twsp. 3 
F: Thomas D. CARSON, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Ludia CRISP, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Redmond CORBETT, b. Jan. 30, 1860 Pitt Co., d. May 26, 1917; buried Mathews cemetery, Pitt Co. 

F: Adams CORBETT, b. NC 

M: Lucy ABRAMS, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Louisa COBB (widow) pauper, b. 1826, d. Sept. 10, 1917; buried County Home 

Mrs. J. L. DDCON, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 8, 1917 Twsp. 12; morphine fiend; buried Pine View Cemetery 

F: Weeks CLARK, b. NC 

M: Miss ADAMS, b. Pitt Co. 

Informant: J. L. DDCON, Rocky Mount, NC 

Lucien Long DAVENPORT, b. Aug. 2, 1887 Edgecombe Co., d. Apr. 7, 1918 Tarboro; buried Speed 
F: W. J. DAVENPORT, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Jennie B. LONG, b. Martin Co. 



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Bible Records 



John Joy ner Bible 

This bible was published by Collins and Co., No. 189, Pearl Street, New York in 1815. The original 
bible is owned by Leon Joyner of Greensboro, NC. This record was transcribed from a photocopy of 
the original bible contributed to the Quarterly by Laurie Renard, Durham, NC. 

MARRIAGES 

John Joiner was married To Clary his wife 18 February 1802 

he was born Oct 7. 1779 he was Married to his 2nd Wife May the 14- 1835 

James Joyner was married to Nannie Allen on the 26th day of April AD 1870. 

Noah Joyner & Emily Adelaide Williams were married - - 1 84 1 
Born to them 

Robert Williams Joyner March 1-1842 
John Richard Joyner Sept. 30th 1843 
Clara Elizabeth Joyner June 29- 1845 
Edmund Noah Joyner July 26- 1847 
George Herbert Joyner died in infancy 1849 
Sarah Lucy Joyner Feb. 22- 1851 
Francis Joyner Jan. 6- 1853 
Harriet Joyner Sept. 17- 1854 

Andrew Joyner Aug. 15- 1856 Died Easter March 25- 1951 
James Joyner April 13- 1858 Died Easter April 12- 1914 

Francis Joyner and Sarah Elizabeth Lang were married June 10- 1879 
Born to them 

William Francis Joyner June 25- 1880 married Mabel McMurry April 6- 1915 
Leonida Joyner Sept. 16-1881 -Jan. 5, 1949 married Sallie Estelle Cutler Nov- 26-1907 
Annie Elberta Joyner June 7- 1883 married Charles Edward Foster Jan. 1- 1906 

BIRTHS 

Henry Joiner 1st Son of John Joiner and Clary his wife was bora 12th February 1 803 

Benjamin Joiner Born Novm 1 1th 1804 

Henry Joiner, the 2nd Born Novm. 7th 1807. 

John Joiner Born April 16th 1810 

Patsy Joiner Bora March 5th 1812 

Polly Joiner Born August 6th 1814. 

Noah Joiner Bora April 3rd 1816 Died March 8 1878 

James Joiner Born November 3rd 1 8 1 8 

John Joiner 2nd Born March 3rd 1821 

George Joiner Born 15th October 1823 died 1885 

Clara Joiner Mother of the aforementioned children was borne March 3rd 1782 

Patsy Joiner the daughter of Israel Joiner & Bathsheba his wife was Born June 1st 1770 
Zachariah her Son was bom 21st February 1798 

Isaac Joiner Son of Jacob Joiner and Wife Sally was Born 28th April 1802 
& children of Francis & S. E Joyner 

Emily Elizabeth Joyner march 14- 1885 married Joseph Rodny Glasgow Oct. 8- 1925 
Lula Lee Joyner Oct. 26- 1887 married John B Tuggle Mar. 22- 1908 
Edward Grey Joyner July 6- 1893 married Susie Gay. Oct 1 1- 1917 



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Charlotte Lewis Joyner July 9- 1889 Died Nov- 8- 1890 
Noah Joyner- Dec- 3- 1 89 1 Died Dec 6- 1 89 1 
Fannie Loraine Joyner Died Nov 8- 1899 age 3 mos. 

Ellis Harding Joyner Sept. 15- 1896 married Annie Belle Quinerly Aug- 1- 1921 

Emily Adelaide Williams wife of Dr. Noah Joyner was born June 19th 1817. 

She was daughter of Dr. Robert Williams Surgeon in the Revolution, and of Elizabeth Ellis his 3rd 

wife. 

DEATHS 

Henry Joiner 1st Died Sept 2nd- 1806 
Henry Joiner 2nd Dyed 3rd day of Sept 1 820 
John Joiner Dyed 4th day Sept 1 820 

Dyed 5th day of October Elizabeth Joiner in her 88th year of her age who was the Grandmother of the 
Above Mentioned Children, date 1 822 — 

Clary Joiner Wife of John Joiner departed this life 23rd day of September 1834 
Polly Harper that was Polly Joiner befor her manage died 30 March 1837 

Elizabeth M Rogers Wife of Stephen Rogers & daughter of Benjamin May departed this life the 3rd 
day of May 1845. in the 68th year of her age. 

Benja Joyner son of John Joyner and Clara his wife departed this life June 23rd 1 847 in the 43rd yr of 
his age. 

Martha Hines wife of William Hines & daughter of John & Clara Joyner departed this life the 1 8th 
Feb 1848 in the 36th year of her age 

John Joiner, senr. departed this life on Sunday morning the 20th of March A.D. 1 853. in the 74th year 
of his age. 

John Joyner, Jr. departed this life on Sunday 23th day of September 1863. in the 43d year of his age- 
James Joyner Son of John & Clara Joyner— died— 1880 
Sarah Elizabeth Lang wife of Mauris Joyner died June 13- 1926 



R. L. Worthington Bible 

These dates were taken from a bible published by the John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia [no 
date]. It was owned by Nannie Lee Worthington Linton, second wife of Lt. Col. John Harvey Linton. 
The bible came with the Lt. Col. John Harvey Linton genealogical papers now owned by PCFR. 

This Certifies that 

R L. Worthington borned Dec. 5 1878 of Winterville Pitt Co 
and 

Nannie Hardee borned am 7-1 8-1882 of Winterville Pitt Co. N.C 

were by me united in MATRIMONY according to the ordinance of GOD and the 

Laws of North Carolina at home on the 22thd day of march in the year of our Lord 1905. 

MARRIAGES 

Ruth to Leon Couch -Feb. 20, 1932 

Wilbur to Alma Lee Braxton July 2, 1936 

Woodrow to Inez Rollins 

Lillian Juanita to Graham Olive Sept. 7th 1938. 

Agnes E. to Russel Rollins, May. 2, 1938 

Roxie Belle to Jack Waters Dec. 3 1, 1941. 

Nannie Lee to Arden Dow Manning September 9, 1944 

CHJLDREN"S NAMES 
Lillian Juanita Worthington March 25th 1906 
Ruth Oneal Worthington Sept 20th 1907 
Wilbur Leroy Worthington June 12 1909 
Roxie Belle Worthington June 14 1912 



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Dalton Woods Worthington Dec 16th 1914 
Agnes Elizabeth Worthington Mar. 29 1916 
Nannie Lee Worthington Dec. 14 1919 
Robert Wade Worthington Jan 18th 1925 

DEATHS 

Nannie Hardee Worthington Nov. 20, 1948 
Leon Couch June 30, 1961 

Jack Waters {Buried Fairmont Sun. Mar 7-3 P.M.} Mar. 5, 1965 

Graham Olive (62) {Buried: 1 1 o'clock Wed Wint. Cemetery Aug. 1 1 } Aug 9, 1965 

Robert Lee Worthington (87) Died Fri 15 Dec. 65[Buried:2 o'clock Sun. Dec. 19 Reedy Branch Dec. 

17, 1965 

James Russell Rollins (58){died in Baptist Hospital New Orleans, La. Tues. May 1 1972 Buried 3:30 
Winterville Cemetery Friday May 4, 1973 

Dow Manning (62) {died at home Thur. 21 April 1977 Buried in Winterville Cemetery Buried 1 100 
Sat-23 Apr. 1977 

Ruth O'neal W. Couch died Tues 9-July-1985 cancer{Buried Fri 12-July-1985 Willow Dale 
Cemetery, Goldsboro N.C. 

Robert Wade Worthington died 8-Feb-88 2 a.m. Pitt Memorial Hospital Heart attack. Farmer Funeral 
Home Ayden N.C. Funeral service 2pm Reedy Branch Church 10-fFeb 88. Burial Reedy Branch 
Cemetery Pitt County 

Lillian Juanita W. Olive (84) (Stroke 13 Aug 1987) 3 years with Eliza died 15 Jan 1991 (Tues) 
Funeral 1 1 o'clock Friday Wilkerson Funeral Home Burial Winterville cemetery 
Roxie Waters (ovarian cancer) 83 years Died Duke Hospital died 16 Sept 95 Sat. Buried Cemetery 
Fairmont NC 18 Sept 95 Mon 

Dalton Woodrow Worthington 86 (16 Dec 1914- 2 Jan 2001 pneumonia in hospital. Buried 
Winterville Cemetery 

Jesse John Oakley Bible 

The record was typed from a handwritten copy of the bible record by Walter Eugene Oakley, son of 
Walter Oakley. Contributed by Mrs. Arleta Cox Wood. 

Jesse Chapman the son of Stephen Chapman and Luliza his wife was borned March the 17 day 1832 
Obed Parrett the son of Benjamin Parrett and Luliza his wife was Borned May the 24 Day 1838. 
Freeman Oakley son of hillman Oakley and Luliza his wife was borned December the 27 Day 1841. 
Luliza Oakley was born December the 8 1 84 1 . 
Freeman Oakley and wife was married the 10 of January 1861 

(this the 20 March 1858) (on that day) 

Stephen Chapman April was born the 14 day of 1 789 and Died July the 6 1 832 

Jesse Chapman was born march the 19 Day 1832 

Obed Parritt was borned May the 24 Day in the year of 1838 

Freeman Oakley was borned December the 27 Day 1841 

this the 20th of March in the year of our Lord 1 858 note by Jesse Chapman 

DEATHS 

Eliz. Hillmans wife Father 

James Adams Departed from this life the 29 of August 1858 on Sunday night. 
Obid Parrett Departed from this life the 22 of December 1 860 
Susan Adams Died July 28th 1905 (Uncle Johnnie mom's aunt) 

Benjamin Franklin Parrett Died this 8 of April 1859 

Benjamin Franklin Parrett the son of Obed Parrett and Jane Parrett his wife was bom February the 2 1 
in the year of our Lord 1 859 on Monday Night. 



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Jesse John Oakley son of Freeman Oakley and Luiezar his wife was homed March the 14 in the year 
of our Lord 1862 

Chaney Oakley was bora July 13th in the year of our lord 1860 

George Freeman Oakley the son of J. J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born September the 2 1 in 
the year of our Lord 1 883 

Braddy the son of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born march 31th 1885 (Died of (Dip) (six 
or seven) 

Lucretia the daughter of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was borned April the 27th 1887 
Isebelle the daughter of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born September the 28th 1889 
Cornelia Estelle daughter of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born Sept 22 1892 
Jesse John son of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born March 14 1897 
Geraldine Oakley Born August 25-1933 

Sophrony daughter of Jesse J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was born December 22—1898 
Flaudy the son of J. J. Oakley and Chaney his wife was bora July 1 1903 
Alice the daughter of Frank Cox and Isebell his wife was born Oct 1, 1908 in the year of our Lord 
(Written by Corrine Oakley) 

Walter the son of G. F. Oakley and millie his wife was born november 10 1906 in the year of our 
Lord. 

Luenettie the daughter of G. F. Oakley and Nellie his wife was born October 21 1909. 
Beaulamay the daughter of G. F. Oakley and nellie his wife was born April 16 1912. In the year of 
our lord. 



Caleb Smith Slave Record 

The following valuable slave records are taken from the handwritten pages found in the Caleb Smith 
family papers owned and shared to the Quarterly by Ephraigm Smith. 

Sarah was born March 14 A.D. 1826 
Mary Jane was born May 18th A.D. 1828 
Benjamin was born May 29th A.D. 1830 
Elizabeth was born Feb. 24th A.D. 1832 
Anna was born April 12th AD 1 834 
Rebecca was born May 20th AD 1 836 
Nancy was born June 3th AD 1 838 
Samuel was bora May 28th AD 1840 
Harriet was born December 4th AD 1 842 
Margriet was born November 12th AD 1844 
Henry was born February 15th AD 1 849 

Anna's Chidren 

Jain was born September 7th 1855 
Martha Ann was bora June 9th 1857 
Panel was born April 3th AD 1 860 
Presilia was bora September 1 5th AD 1 86 1 

Ma riers Childem 

Reney was born June 12th AD 1 847 
Joseph was born October 2 1th AD 1 848 
Viney was born January 27th AD 1 85 1 
Shade was bora February 17th AD 1853 
Richard was born December 12th AD 1854 
Zalpha Ann was born January 15: 1859 
Denis was born August 22th AD 1 861 
Ester was bornd December 23th 1863 



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INDEX 





27 




9 




11 




9 




9 




9 




11 


Adams, Hardy 


9, 16 




13 


Adams, James 


11,30 




9 


Adams, James, Sr 


9 




Q 




9, 11 


Adams, Lewis 


9 


Adams, Miss 


27 




24 




30 


Adams, Thomas B 


9 


Adams, Thomas 


9,11 


Albritton, Burton G 


18, 19, 20,21, 


11 




Albritton, Josiah 


19 


Allen, Elias 


25 


Allen, Joseph Coffield 


25 


Allen, Nannie 


28 


Allen, Shadrach 


14 


Allen, William 


15 




5 




, 3 


Andrews, Hattie S 


, 27 


Andrews, Mary Jane 


25 


Andrews, Prudence H 


26 


Armstrong, James 


2 




11 


Atkinson, Miss 


25 


Avery, Jemimee 


15 


Barber, Henry 


23 




6 




6 








6 


Barnes, Noah 


, 5 




, ,..5 


Barnes, William 


6 


BarnhilL, C 


23 




24 


BarnhilL T. H 


24 


Beardsley, L. P 


18, 19, 20,21, 


22 




Belcher, Benjamin 


,22 


Belcher, George 


22 


Belcher, Sherrod 


22 


Bell, Ada 


24 




23 


Bell, Augustus 


23 



Bell, Ben 23 

Bell, Benjamin 23 

Bell, Bennett W 22 

Bell, Ethalinda 24 

Bell, F. S 23 

Bell, Frank 23 

Bell, Franklin 16,24 

Bell, Ida 24 

Bell, J. M 24 

Bell, J.0 24 

Bell, James 18, 23 

Bell, Johnnie 23 

Bell, Joseph 18 

Bell, Joseph 22, 23 

Bell, Lawrence 23, 24 

Bell, Lucy 7 

Bell, Mary 24 

Bell Mollie 24 

Bell, Olivia 24 

Bell, Reddin 23 

Bell, Robert 7 

Bernard, William 16 

Bland, C. A 24 

Bland, Highland 7 

Blount, E. J 19,21,22 

Braxton, Alma Lee 29 

Briley, Hester 25 

Briley, Julia 25 

Brooks, James 3 

Brooks, Stephen 14, 15 

Brown, John S 16 

Brown, Samuel 21 

Brown, W. M. B 19 

Buck, Edward 9 

Buck, Eleanor 16 

Buck, Isaac 4, 14 

Buck, John H 22 

Burnett, Daisy Anna 27 

Burnett, William 20 

Burney, Simon 3 

Butler, W. C 6 

Bynum, Allen 21 

Bynum, R A 24 

Campbell, Sally 9 

Cannon, C 21 

Cannon, Caleb 19, 20, 22 

Cannon, Furna 14 

Cannon, Thomas 20, 21 

Carman, Edward 21 

Carr,M. L 21 

Carrell, Joshua 14 

Carson, Thomas D 27 

Carson, Thomas G 27 

Chapman, Alford 9 

Chapman, David 9 

Chapman, Edward 9 



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INDEX 



Chapman, Furnford 9 

Chapman, Jesse 11, 30 

Chapman, M. E 24 

Chapman, Polly 13 

Chapman, R.G 24 

Chapman, Stephen 30 

Cherry, Elizabeth 20 

Cherry, Sallie 26 

Cherry, T.R 20 

Cherry, W. A 19 

Cherry, W. L 20,24 

Clark, James 9 

Clark, David 9 

Clark, G. W 23 

Clark, Georgeanna 23 

Clark, HenryS 18, 19, 20,21, 

22 

Clark, James S 18, 19 

Clark, John Henry 26 

Clark, Levey 9 

Clark, Lydia 9 

Clark, Oliver 26 

Clark, Saliney 9 

Clark, Sally 9 

Clark, Weeks 27 

Clark, William H 9 

Clark, Wyatt 9 

Cobb, Ben 26 

Cobb, Charles 26 

Cobb, E. B 26 

Cobb, J. H 17 

Cobb, James T 26 

Cobb, James 6 

Cobb, Jonas 8 

Cobb, Louisa 27 

Cobb, W 21 

Coggins, Bethel 24 

Coggins, Mary 24 

Corbett, Adams 20, 27 

Corbett, Jackson 20 

Corbett, Redmond 27 

Corbett, Wiley 25 

Corbett, William James 26 

Corbett, William 26 

Corbitt, Sarah 24 

Couch, Leon 29, 30 

Cox, Zylphia Farena 13 

Cox, A 16 

Cox, Abraham 14 

Cox, Abram 19 

Cox, Alice 31 

Cox, Benjamin 14 

Cox, Biggs 13 

Cox, Fred 31 

Cox, William M 19, 21 

Cox, Zadock 13 



Cox, Zadye 13 

Cox, Zara Deserman 13 

Cox, Zeber Titus 13 

Cox, Zelbert Gaston 13 

Cox, Zenoby 13 

Cox, Zeola Leander 13 

Cox, Zerony Geo. Duly 13 

Cox, Zesley Beriah Thad 13 

Cox, Zula Jemima 13 

Crisp, Ludia 27 

Cutler, Sallie Estelle 28 

Dancy, E. A 19 

Dancy, Francis L 5 

Dancy, G. A 16 

Dancy, J. J 18, 19 

Daniel, Ephriam 5, 6 

Daniel, James 5 

Daniel, John L 20 

Daniel, Lemuel 5, 6 

Daniel, Thomas 4 

Darden, W. A., Jr 19 

Davenport, Annie 26 

Davenport, Charles 27 

Davenport, Elizabeth 22 

Davenport, Ethelinda 23 

Davenport, Frederick 22 

Davenport, Joseph C. R. 27 

Davenport, Lucien Long 27 

Davenport, Mary 23 

Davenport, Stanley 24 

Davenport, W. J 27 

Davis, Arcena 25 

Davis, J. A 25 

Davis, Robert Mayo 25 

Dawson, J. W 21 

Deberry, L 21 

Deloach, Susan 26 

Dixon, J. L 27 

Dixon, John 4 

Dixon, William 4 

Dudley, Stanley 21 

Dupree, Thomas 21 

Eastwood, William 14 

Edmondson, W. R 23 

Edwards, Edmund 20 

Edwards, Gray 25 

Edwards, John 15 

Edwards, Lewis J 21 

Edwards, Martha 23 

Edwards, Mason 23 

Edwards, Thomas 9 

Edwards, William H 9 

Edwards, William O 9 

Ellis, Coffield 6 

Evans, Amos 22 

Evans, Ben 23 



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INDEX 



Evans, Calvin 20, 23 

Evans, Edmund 20 

Evans, Elias 23 

Evans, Gustavus 19 

Evans, Peter 7 

Everett, Exum 26 

Everett, William Lacy 26 

Felton, Seleta Edwards 25 

Flake, Allen 26 

Flake, J.R 26 

Fleming, Annie 25 

Fleming, David S 19, 21 

Fleming, Henrietta 19 

Fleming, Luke 19 

Fleming, Tom 25 

Fornes, Thomas 9 

Foster, Charles Edward 28 

Fulford, J. J 25 

Fulford, Mary Ella 26 

Fulford, Redden B 25, 26 

Galloway, James 16 

Galloway, John 21 

Gardner, Asa 9 

Gardner, Geo 23 

Gardner, Hester 23 

Gardner, Isaac 9 

Gardner, Sylvester 9 

Gardner, W. D .'. 23 

Gardner, William 9 

Gardner, Wyatt 9 

Gaskins, Josephus 23 

Gay, J.Cem 27 

Gay, Redding 20 

Gay, Susie 28 

Gay, W. M 27 

Gerald, William 3 

Glasgow, Joseph Rodney 28 

Godley, Nathan 4 

Godley, Sallie,Mrs 27 

Goelet,E. H 16 

Good, John R 15 

Gore, Etta 26 

Gorham, Edwin 25 

Gorham, Henry Wise 25 

Gorham, James 15 

Greene, Charles 19 

Grist, John 4 

Guartny, Lewis 9 

Gurganus, Henry 21 

Haddock, Burten 10 

Haddock, John 14 

Haddock, Lovey 13 

Haddock, Sally 10 

Haddock, Spencer 10 

Haddock, William 14 

HalLE 5 



Hammons, E. D 26 

Hammons, W. D 26 

Hardee, Andrew 3 

Hardee, Curtis S 14 

Hardee, Nannie 29, 30 

Hardee, Robert 3 

Hardee, Thomas 3 

Harding, Nathaniel 16 

Harding, Stephen 4 

Harding, Thomas 16 

Hardy, Benj. S 21 

Hardy, James 16 

Hardy, John B 16 

Hardy, Louisa 12 

Hardy, Mellie, Mrs 26 

Harper, Oliver 23 

Harper, Polly 29 

HarrelL Columbus S 10 

Harrell, John 23 

Harrington, Jennie 13 

Harrington, Joel 13 

Harris, Charles 20 

Harris, David B 20 

Harris, Fannie 23 

Harris, Thomas 23 

Hart, Barrom 13 

Hart, Jennie 13 

Hathaway, E. D 23 

Hathaway, Piety 25 

Hatton, Arden 22 

Hazleton,B. F 21 

Hearn, John 21 

Hearn, Orlando 21 

Hearn, R. K 23 

Hearne, Jack 25 

Herrington, Elizabeth 19 

Highsmith, B. C 23 

Hill, Annie 26 

Hines, B. R 8 

Hines, Martha 29 

Hines, Peter 7, 8 

Hines, William 29 

Hodges, Isaih 20 

Hodges, Mehitable A. E 25 

Hoell, Edward 20 

Hopkins, Harriet 26 

House, Garrett 22 

Hoyt,Goold 18, 19 

Hoyt, James E 19 

Hudson, Hazel 25 

James, Eason 21 

James, M. G 18 

James, W. A 12, 24 

James, Warren 26 

Jenkins, Will Ebb 26 

Johnson, Susan J 12 



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INDEX 



Johnston, James 7 

Johnston, Richard 7, 8 

Johnston, Sophia 7 

Jolly, Lydia 23 

Jones, H. B 18 

Jones, Richard 7 

Jones, Simon 1 

Joyner, Abram 20, 21 

Joyner, Andrew 28 

Joyner, Annie Elberta 28 

Joyner, Benjamin 28, 29 

Joyner, Charlotte Lewis 29 

Joyner, Clara Elizabeth 28 

Joyner, Clara 28 

Joyner, Edmund Noah 28 

Joyner, Edward Grey 28 

Joyner, Elizabeth 29 

Joyner, Ellis Harding 29 

Joyner, Emily Elizabeth 28 

Joyner, Fannie Lorraine 29 

Joyner, Francis 28 

Joyner, George Herbert 28 

Joyner, George 28 

Joyner, Harriet 28 

Joyner, Henry 28, 29 

Joyner, Isaac 28 

Joyner, Israel 28 

Joyner, J. P 21 

Joyner, Jacob 28 

Joyner, James 28, 29 

Joyner, John Richard 28 

Joyner, John 28, 29 

Joyner, Leon 28 

Joyner, Leonidas 28 

Joyner, Lula Lee 28 

Joyner, Mauris 29 

Joyner, Moses 20 

Joyner, Noah 28, 29 

Joyner, Patsey 28 

Joyner, Polly 28 

Joyner, Robert Williams 28 

Joyner, Sarah Lucy 28 

Joyner, William Francis 28 

Joyner, Zachariah 28 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 

11, 12, 18, 25 

Keel, Jonathan C 18, 21 

Keel, Joseph 26 

Keel, William Fernando 26 

Kight, Samuel 15 

King, Brittain 3 

Kite, Esther 13 

Kittrell, Allen 12 

Kittrell, Grizzy Ann 19 

Kittrell, Jethro 19 

Kittrell, John H 19 



Kittrell, Martha A 19 

Kittrell, Martha J 12 

Kittrell, Matthew J 19 

Kittrell, S. A 12 

Kittrell, Stanley 19 

Kittrell, Wineford 19 

Knight, Garrot 5, 6 

Lang, Sarah Elizabeth 29 

Langley, David 18, 21 

Langley, Elijah 21 

Langley, J.H 21 

Langley, Samuel 22 

Laughinghouse, Gelena 24 

Laughinghouse, S. V 24 

Laughinghouse, Thomas 4 

Laughinghouse, W. J 21 

Lawrence, Ella 26 

Lawrence, M. T 23 

Lee, W.N 20 

Lewis, David 10 

Linton, John Harvey 29 

Little, Ann 27 

Little, Blake 5 

Little, L. G 21 

Little, Mary Frances 27 

Lloyd, J. R. 6 

Long, Jennie B 27 

Loomis, Jonathan 1 

Manning, Arden Dow 29, 30 

Manning, Cinda 27 

Manning, Dick 27 

Manning, J 23 

Manning, Marshal 17 

Manning, Sue Adlade 25 

Marris, Thomas 11 

Martin, E 17 

May, Benjamin 29 

May, J. W 21,23 

May, William 22 

McCailee, John 16 

McGowan, Archibald 1 1 

McGowan, E. L 4 

McGowan, George F 23 

McGowan, George 22 

McGowan, Guilford 24 

McGowan, Joseph J 24 

McGowan, Lemuel 1 1 

McGowans, Nannie 23 

McKinney, David 10 

McLawhorn, Alfred 22 

McLawhorn, Louis 20 

McMurray, Mabel 28 

Meeks, John 20 

Merrills, Gracy 22 

Mills, Martha Jane, Mrs 2 

Mills, Samuel 14 



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INDEX 



Mills, William 2, 14 

Moore, B. S 23 

Moore, Churchill 10 

Moore, Enoch 18 

Moore, Enoch 21 

Moore, Lemuel 5 

Moore, Lizzina 27 

Moore, Marita J 23 

Moore, Mary 24 

Moore, Richard 24 

Moore, W. B 23 

Mooring, John L 17 

Mooring, W. L 21 

Mordecai, Geo. W 6, 7, 8 

Morris, Thomas 1 1 

Morse, Michael 14, 15 

Moy, Gardner 1 

Moye, Macon 15 

Moye, W. J 11, 19 

Nelson, Caleb 21 

Nelson, James G 21 

Nelson, T. E 17 

Newton, John, Jr 8 

Newton, Nathaniel 4 

Newton, W. B. F 24 

Nobles, H. G 23 

Nobles, OsbornC 13 

Nobles, Willie 20 

Norvel, W. J 20 

Norville, Enos 8 

Oakley, Beaulamay 31 

Oakley, Braddy 31 

Oakley, Chanie 31 

Oakley, Cornelia Estelle 31 

Oakley, Flaudy 31 

Oakley, Freeman 30 

Oakley, George Freeman 31 

Oakley, Geraldine 31 

Oakley, Hillman 13, 30 

Oakley, Isabelle 3 1 

Oakley, Jesse John 1 1, 13, 39, 31 

Oakley, Laney Louisa 13 

Oakley, Louisa 13 

Oakley, Lucretia 3 1 

Oakley, Luenettie 31 

Oakley, Luliza 30 

Oakley, Sophrony 3 1 

Odum,Benj 24 

Odum, Charles 24 

Olive, Graham 29, 30 

Ormond, Hardy 21 

Owens, Sarah 27 

Page, S 24 

Parker, Arch 2 

Parker, G. W 22 

Parker, Josiah 2 





19 


Parrett, Benjamin Franklin .. 


.30 




•3ft 


Parrett, Obed 


30 


Data \1 /i 1 1 Jritvi 




Patrick, B. F 


23 


Patrick, Cornelius 


21 


Patrick, Edward 


19 


Paul, James L 


18 


Pearce, Lazarus 


4 


Peay, G. W 


18 


Peay, G. W 


22 




5 


Perkins, Churchill C 


18, 20,21 


Perkins, James J 


22 




18 


Pettit, Gideon 


1,2, 14 


Pettit, Nancy 


2 


Pettit, Nathaniel 


11 


Pitt, Joab P 


8 


Pollard, A 


19 


Pollard, Maggie 


25 


Pollard, W. S 


23 




23 


Porter, Sarah 


23 


Potter, H 


1 


Powell, Jacob 


6 


Dr^a XT 17 


Oft 01 

..ZU, Zl 




25 


Randolph, Charles 


27 


Randolph, George Warren.. 


..27 




26 


Randolph, Richard 


26 


Rasberry, Jesse 


12 


Rasberry, John 


12 


Rasberry, Mary Ann 


12 




12 


Rayford, Robert 


1 


Reese, Lydia 


26 




..Zo 


Richard, Thomas 


4 


Ringgold, Elizabeth 


12 


Ringgold, Joseph 


12 


Ringgold, Locker 


12 


Ringgold, Sarah 


12 


Rives, Peter 


21 




..z/ 


Rogers, Adams 


4 




5,6 




5 


Rogers Elizabeth M 


29 




5,6 




6 


Rogers, Mariah 


5 


Rogers, Stephen 


5, 6, 29 




..29 



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INDEX 



Rollins, James Russell 


29, 30 




22 


Rouse, John 


25 


Ruffin, Samuel 


7 


Savage, Adrian 


23 


Scarborough, John 


7 




11 n i£ "71 


22 




Shivers, W 


21 




4 




24 


Simpson, John 


3 


Simpson, Samuel 


15 


Smith, Abner 


10 




21 




1A 1^ 1A 17 


31 






i i 


Smith, Charles 


14 


Smith, Cherry 


16 


Smith, Cornelius 


10 




in 


Smith, D. H 


24 




1 A 


Smith, Dennis 


10, 16, 21 


Smith, Elizabeth 


17 




9, 14 


Smith, Frances 


14 


Smith, Hannah 


10 


Smith, Hardee J 


10, 11,21 


Smith, Hardee 


15 


Smith, Henry 


14, 15 


Smith, J. S 


21 


Smith, J. W 


17 


Smith, James 


14, 15, 16 


Smith, John A 


10,21 


Smith, John 


15 


Smith, Joshua 


10 


Smith, Lewis H 


10 


Smith, Mag, Mrs. .. 


25 




on 


Smith, Permelia A 


17 


Smith, W. H 


21 


Smith, William 


14 


Smith, Willie 


16 


Spain, Fred 


21 


Spain, J. S 


23 




e 


Speight, Abner 


8 


Speight, Arch W 


8 


Stance!, J. R 


20 


Stancel, R H 


20 


Standi, L. C 


.21 


Standi, Willie 


21 


Stancill, George W 


26 


Stancill, Jesse 


26 



Stanley, Jane 13 

Stanton, Henry T 5 

Staton,C. C 21 

Stephens, John 1 

Stocks, Alfred 12 

Stocks, Allen 12 

Stocks, Elbert 12 

Stocks, Isaac 3 

Stocks, James 14, 16 

Stocks, John R 12 

Stocks, John 3 

Stocks, Lawrence 12 

Stocks, Sara 12 

Stocks, Sarah A 16 

Stocks, Susan 12 

Stocks, William 12, 20 

Stokes, Hardee 11 

Stokes, Hardy 10, 16 

Stokes, L. H 24 

Stokes, Nancy J 27 

Stokes, R B 24 

Stokes, Thomas 10, 16 

Stox,Nicey 12 

Stox, Timne 12 

Summerell, Lemuel 20 

Sutton, Hugh A 22 

Sutton, Lou 13 

Taft, A. H 17 

Taft, James H 17 

Taylor, Baker 26 

Taylor, Cinderella 27 

Taylor, Simon 4 

Taylor, W. H 26 

Teel, Ada 26 

Thigpen, Jim 27 

Thigpen, Jordan 25, 27 

Thigpen, Littleberry 27 

Thigpen, Sarah L 25 

Thigpen, Thaddeus Alfonsas 27 

Thigpen, W. J 25 

Thomas, John 5 

Tison, Aaron 3 

Tison, Abraham 3 

Tison, Edmund, Jr 3 

Tripp, Benjamin 19, 20 

Tripp, Bryant 20 

Tripp, J. L 25 

Tripp, John 20 

Tripp, Lonnie Allen 25 

Tripp, Sara 12 

Tucker, J. A.K 23 

Tucker, William W 21 

Tuggle, JohnB 28 

Tyer, J. E., 17 

Tyer,W. L 21 

Tyson, Benjamin 8 



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INDEX 



Tyson, Carrie P 24 

Tyson, Cornelius 3 

Tyson, J. A 20 

Tyson, Maud E 24 

Tyson, Moses 3 

Tyson, Sherrod 21 

Tyson, SueC 24 

Ventress, Washington 10 

Vines, Anna Letitia 7 

Vines, Charles 7, 8 

Vines, Fanny Ann 7 

Vines, John Allen 7 

Vines, John 7 

Vines, Linda 26 

Vines, Samuel 8 

Walker, Allen 5 

Wall, Howell 4 

Ward, Mary 26 

Ward, Rippon 21 

Warren, Highman 24 

Warren, Hyman 24 

Warren, Jerry 23 

Warren, Lacy 24 

Warren, Olivia 23 

Warren, Ruth 27 

Waters, Jack 29, 30 

Whichard, John 27 

Whichard, Louisa 1 1 

Whichard, Staton 27 

White, Martha A 17 

Whitehead, Gideon 2 

WhitehurstJohnH 24 

Wilkins, Willis 7 

Williams, Eichard, Dr 21 

Williams, Emily Adelaide.... 29 

Williams, Joel 17, 20 

Williams, John F 24 

Williams, John 3, 20, 24 

Williams, R. 17 

Williams, Richard 19 

Williams, Robert, Dr 29 

Williams, Sam 2 

Williams, Sylvester 24 

Williams, Thomas 20 

Williams, Willis R. 20 

WilliforcLC 23 

Windom, Littia 27 

Winn, J.J 23 

Witherington, John 10 

Wood, Arleta Cox 11, 13 

Woodard, James B 5 

Wooten, John, Jr 8 

Wooten, Josiah 7, 8 

Wooten, Shade 21 

Worsley, Jennie E 25 

Worsley, Josiah 18 



Worth, J.M 22 

Worthington, Agnes E 29, 30 

Worthington, Dalton Woods 30 
Worthington, Lillian Juanita 29, 30 

Worthington, Nannie Lee 29, 30 

Worthington, Robert Lee 29, 30 

Worthington, Robert Wade .. 30 
Worthington, Roxie Belle ....29, 30 
Worthington, Ruth O'Neal ...29, 30 

Worthington, S. F 27 

Worthington, Wilbur Leroy..29 

Worthington, Woodrow 29, 30 

Wynn,C 23 

Yellowley, E. C 19 

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PCGQ November 2010 



Bridgeport National 
Bindery, Inc. 

MAR. 2011